Calling All Dogs!

cute dog croppedAs part of  Open Streets in Emory Village on Sunday, Sept. 20, join us in our first annual Best in Show dog contest. For dogs of all shapes and sizes and dog lovers, this is a must see event.

Inspired by the Westminster Dog Show, the dogs in the Open Streets Best In Show will walk the competition circle, sit and shake (if they can). Performance of other tricks will be welcome, but are not required. It’s all about showing off your dog!

There will be two categories of dogs in this year’s competition: large and small dogs. Prizes will be given for best in category and an overall prize for Best in Show. Many additional prizes will also be given for other outstanding attributes displayed during the competition such as “Most Spirited.” A panel of three local celebrity dog lovers will judge the show.

No registration or training is required. To enter, simply come to the performance tent with your dog and be prepared to win. Look for a banner that says Calling All Dogs with a giant paw print. Get there in plenty of time to be assigned to your proper category and ready for the competition. We expect a large turnout, so be prepared to compete.

The competition begins promptly at 5:15. Expect a howling good time.

Open Streets 2016 Schedule


  Car-Free, Human-Powered Fun
         for the  Whole Family! 

Scheduled Events:

Time                         Event                                          Location

2:45                        Sewhe Village Drummers                           Majik Cleaners

3:00                        Halloween Parade                                     Gather at Panera

3:20                        Halloween Parade Photo

3:30                         Small Group No. 9  A cappella                  Plaza

4:00                        Nonessential Band                                       Plaza

4:00                        Best Dog Costume,Tricks Contests        Grassy Field

4:30                         Glenn Memorial Youth Choir                     Plaza

5:00                         Imperial OPA Trapeze Act                       Grassy Field

5:25                          Sewhe Village Drummers                         Plaza

5:45                           Rocket 88 Band                                       Plaza

6:45                           Imperial OPA Circus Fire Act             Slice & Pint



Puppet Factory                            N. Decatur Road

Ambient OPA  Circus                 N. Decatur and S. Oxford

Climbing Wall                              Slice & Pint parking lot

Bouncy House                              Saba parking lot

Giant Chess                                  S. Oxford Road

Face Painting                               S. Oxford Road

Fire Engine                                   N. Decatur Road

Artist Market                                N. Decatur Road

One-Hour Parking Limit in Village

Tsigno improve access to Emory Village, DeKalb County is now limiting parking to one hour from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on North Decatur and Oxford roads in and near Emory Village. The new restrictions are expected to support patrons of the Village businesses in this busy intersection.