GARDINER — Gardiner Main Street will host its fifth annual Barks in the Park event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 , in downtown Gardiner.

The event will include demonstrations, a dog-walk through the downtown, contests for the best dog kiss, best costume and a look-alike contest and square dancing and education about animal health and welfare. There will be rescue groups, vendors, an agility trainer, Flyball Dogz and the Maine State Police K9 unit.

There is no cost. Donations will be accepted for the development of a new dog park in Gardiner.

For more information, call 582-3100 or email [email protected]

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