BROOD 2022 Ramble

BROOD's Annual Ramble Fundraiser is Saturday, September 17 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 publicize the Ramble event by posting the Flyer at places where dog lovers will see it.  Ask your veterinarian's office to post it.  Other good places are your local grocery store, gym, and at work.

Ways to Support the Ramble

Sponsorships for Individuals 

Last year we were privileged to have 91 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:  BROOD mesh tote bag, BROOD kitchen towel, or BROOD smash flashlight. 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.


Donate Gift Cards for the Gift Card Raffle

We need donations of $25 gift cards for the raffle.  More information here on how to donate cards and where to mail them.

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 towel 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 17 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 can't do it without YOUR help! Email Chris Williams at to volunteer.

Any Questions?

Email Chris Williams at for more information.


BROOD T-Shirts 

Thank you to everyone who ordered a Ramble t-shirt online.  The sale was a great success!   We will have a few shirts for sale at the Ramble.

Online Auction in August

Thanks for making the August auction a huge success!  We raised $2,207!

Gift Card and Gift Basket Online Raffle

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 seven fantastic gift baskets and two groups of gift cards that you can purchase raffle tickets for.  Winners will be drawn on September 7.  Baskets and gift cards will be mailed to the winners.  Buy your tickets now.


Ramble 2022 Online Auction in September

Our special Ramble 2022 Online Auction that will run from September 12 thru September 27.  The auction will have 25 special and unique basset items to celebrate our anniversary.  Preview it 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 and store $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 out 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.