There’s bound to be a few bow-wows in the bunch. What else would you expect from a dog costume contest?

Combine canines in costume with animal art and it’s a toss up between bow, wow and “a fun thing to do on the Saturday before Halloween.”

This year’s dog costume contest — and, as a matter of fact, it is the third annual — isn’t just an “old dog, old tricks” routine. It’s at a new location, with an added sponsor and several added activities.

The Brownwood Art Association and the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center are cosponsoring the event.

The costume contest will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, in the lot across the street from the Art Center, on the corner of Fisk and Lee.

But that Saturday is also the opening day for the Brownwood Art Association’s “All About Animals” fall art show. Art will be on display from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., also on Saturday, from 1 - 3 p.m. Sunday and then from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. every Thursday in November, (except Thanksgiving,) at the Art Center, 215 Fisk Ave.

Any of the art on exhibit will also be for sale.

Each year since its start the dog costume contest has included other added attractions. This year, like the others, will include prizes for the best costume. Every entry will receive a prize and the grand prize dog in costume will receive a portrait of the dog and its person, taken by a professional photographer.

Also available to show watchers and participants will be animal spay/neuter vouchers, $20 microchip services and a demonstration of search and rescue