BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Want to enter a fun competition with your furriest best friend? Have a great Halloween costume for your dog? Pull out all the stops, and bring your canine to the 23rd annual "Dog Days _ A Very Silly Dog Show, scheduled for this Sunday, Oct. 13, on the grounds of Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge.

On-site registration, with a fee of $3 per class, will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the large indoor ring at the Somerset County-owned stable property at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge. The event is scheduled to begin promptly at 2:45 p.m. 

The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable are hosting the event, and will use proceeds to help fund programs and activities at the public stable.

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Pet/owner look alike, best bark and more

Canines of all shapes and sizes are invited to bring their human companions to take part in a fun-filled afternoon of contests and events. The categories include include Biscuit Toss and Catch; Pet/Owner Look Alike; Biscuit Race; Tail Waggin’; Best Dressed (Costume); Smallest, Largest, and Most Medium; and Best Bark.

Parade of Breeds debuts this year

All entries are invited to show their best side in Parade of Breeds, a new feature debuting this year. Following the event there will be a walk along the equestrian trails.

Spectators are invited to watch from a climate-controlled viewing area or in the ring. 

For more information, visit the Friends of Lord Stirling Stable website at Additional information and directions are also availably by calling the stable office at 908-722-1200, ext. 5010.

Information on other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found online at