Annual Ugly Dog Contest returns to Del Mar Fairgrounds April 19

The 20th Annual Ugly Dog Contest is returning to the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This fun, family community event is presented by the San Diego Coastal Chamber of Commerce and the Del Mar Kiwanis. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, April 19, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Saddling paddock at the Del Mar racetrack.

The dog show will consist of 10 categories (Cutest Dog, Most Unusual Markings, Looks Most Like Its Owner, Best Trick, Best Costume (adult), Best Costume (child 10 & under), Cutest Mutt, Most Beautiful (female), Most Handsome (male) and, of course, Ugliest Dog! Prizes will be awarded for 1st-3rd place in all categories. Local businesses, pet vendors and others will be onsite selling and displaying their products.

The event will raise money for the San Diego Humane Society and Reality Changers. For additional information, sponsorships or tickets, contact or visit .