Countdown to the Ramble!

BROOD 2023 Ramble

BROOD's Annual Ramble Fundraiser Event is Saturday, September 16 at Frying Pan Park in Herndon, Virginia.  

Join us at the Ramble event for a day of fun activities for you and your dog.

Registration opens at 9:30 am and activities start at 10 and run to 2 pm.

Help us get publicize the Ramble by distributing our flyer to at your veterinarian office, local stores and other places that allow flyers and notices.

Brood Ramble Flyer 2023

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Ways to Support the Ramble

Sponsorships for Individuals 

Last year we were privileged to have 96 generous and loyal BROOD members and followers support the Ramble by becoming sponsors.  We have sponsorships again this year with new incentives!  Sponsors will receive special thank-you gifts:  Basset car coasters and air fresheners, Basset post-it note holder, or Basset patriotic can cozy . Each is a thank you for your generous Ramble sponsorship.

Sponsorships are a great way to support the Ramble.  Become a Harvest, Pumpkin, Scarecrow or Acorn sponsor today.  More information on our sponsorship page and in our sponsorship packet

Sponsorships for Businesses and Veterinarians

Showcase your business or veterinary clinic/practice at the Ramble and support BROOD at the same time by becoming a Harvest, Pumpkin, Scarecrow, Corn Maze or Acorn sponsor. Your business will be listed on the BROOD website for a year as part of your sponsorship.  Click here for more information on business sponsorships.

Vendor Booth Rental

Interested in showcasing your business at the Ramble? As an added benefit, corporate sponsors at the $250 level and above will receive free exhibit space at the Ramble event to publicize your business.  Or donate $50 to attend the Ramble as a vendor.  A six-foot table and two chairs in a 10 by 10 space will be provided.  You are also encouraged to bring a pop-up tent and other tables.  Email Chris Williams at for more information.


Gather Donations from Friends and Family

Reach out to your family and friends and ask them to support the Ramble and BROOD's rescue work with a donation.  Remember all the times you supported their favorite charities and fundraisers?  Bring their donations to the Ramble and know that the donations will save a homeless hound's life.

Donations on the Day of the Ramble

Donations of $100 or more made the day of the Ramble will receive a BROOD six-foot leash as a special thank-you.

Volunteers Needed to Help at the Ramble

We need volunteers to help the day of the Ramble on Saturday, September 16 from 8 am to 3 pm.  You can help staff one of our booths, work in the food area or help us with clean-up at the end of the event. We also need help on Friday, September 15 to set-up the event.  Email Chris Williams at to volunteer. We can't do it without YOUR help!

Any Questions?

Email Chris Williams at for more information.


Thank You for the Gift Card Donations

We have enough gift cards for the raffle at the Ramble!

Thank You for the Raffle Basket Sponsorships

Thanks to everyone who sponsored raffle baskets!  We appreciate your support.

BROOD T-Shirts 

Thanks to everyone who ordered a shirt.  We sold 140 shirts and raised $2,000 for our rescue work.

Shirts will be mailed to you directly by early September. There will be a very limited number of shirts available for purchase at the Ramble at the BROOD store tent.

Online Auction in August

The auction was a great success.  We raised $1,727.  Thank you to everyone who placed bids and to the winners!

Gift Cards, Baskets and Quilt Online Raffle Now Open!

For those who cannot attend the Ramble in person or who want to join our online raffle frenzy, we will have a virtual gift card and gift basket raffle again this year.  There are two fantastic gift baskets and two groups of gift cards, and 6 unique items.

New this year in the Raffle is this quilt made of BROOD and basset hound t-shirts.

Purchase your tickets today!  The Raffle ends on September 18.

You can purchase tickets for each of the 10 items separately. Winners will be drawn on September 19. All items will be mailed directly to the winners at no additional cost.

Ramble 2023 Online Auction in September

Our special Ramble 2023 Online Auction that will run from September 12 thru September 26.  The auction will have 30 special and unique basset items.  Preview the auction now.




Food at the Ramble 

Lunch will be served at the Ramble starting at 11:30 am.  Look for grilled sandwiches, drinks and chips.  PLEASE NOTE THAT CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE FOOD TENT.  CASH ONLY.

Dog Contests start at 10:00 am

Contests this year are:

  • Ear Resistible: Longest Ears
  • Wag the Dog: Best Tail Wagger
  • Bay at the Moon: Best Howler/Vocalist
  • Awesome Pawsome: Biggest Paws
  • Who’s Mixed Up: Best Mixed-Up Breeds
  • Best Costume: Anything Goes
  • Golden Oldies Strut: (8 years and older)

Back again this year--Agility  Contests

The fun agility type contests are back again this year.

  • Run for Fun: Agility Tunnel Run
  • How High Can You Jump? Agility Bar Jump

The Famous Basset 500 Race starts at 1:30 pm

The race will have 3 heats this year:  Girls, Boys and Seniors (8 years and older).  The winner of each heat will each receive a trophy and other prizes.

Pie Eating Contest starts at 11:30 am

The popular and fun Pie Eating Contest is back again with three heats: Girls, Boys and Seniors (8 years and older).  The winner of each heat will each receive a trophy and other prizes.

Photo Booth

Bring your camera to take photos of you and your hound at the free Photo Booth.

Don't Have a Basset? Rent One!

BROOD dogs looking for homes will be available to rent for an hour or for the whole day at the Ramble.

Live Auction

Our fun Live Auction with a professional auctioneer is back this year with 20 unique basset hound and dog items. You won't want to miss the auction at noon.

Gift Card Raffle

Be sure to buy tickets for the two gift card raffles.  There will be dozens of national restaurant, retail store and online merchant $25 gift cards in the raffle.

Silent Auction

Our popular silent auction of 30 items will be at the Ramble again this year.  Place the high bid and take home your item at the end of the Ramble.  Or use our Buy-It-Now option and claim your item immediately.

Raffle Baskets

The Raffle Baskets at the Ramble are one of the most popular tents.  Over 40 baskets will be available.  Purchase tickets and hope you win a basket!

50-50 Split the Pot Raffle

The winning split pot of our very popular 50-50 raffle is usually around $800 or more each year.  Tickets are only $1 each.

Questions about the Ramble?

Email Chris Williams at for more information.