Saturday, October 19, from 1 pm to 7 pm, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter will host the first annual Dogtoberfest.

It started in Germany with Octoberfest where folks gathered together to drink beer. Now, we still gather together to drink beer, but the dogs are involved now. There will be plenty of beer and food from local food trucks.

Let's get into what Dogtoberfest has to offer. There will be a look-a-like contest and costume contest for humans and their dogs. You can't have a Dogtoberfest without a "Running of the Wieners (Dogs)." If your dog isn't a wiener dog and reads this, tell them don't worry, there will be a "Mutt Round" as well. Dress you and your dog up for a chance to win "Best in Show" for Halloween costumes or maybe lederhosen?

This will take place at Freedom's Edge Brewing, 1509 Pioneer Ave. Registration for either race is $25, but hurry up because spots are filling up fast. All the money goes back to help the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.

Almost forgot, but enjoy the special of the day of Freedom's Edge, "The Hair of the Dog" beer.