BROOD 2021 Ramble

BROOD's Annual Ramble Fundraiser is Saturday, September 18 at Frying Pan Park in Herndon, Virginia.  

Join us at the Ramble event and help us celebrate our 25th Anniversary.

We are happy to be back "in person" for the Ramble this year, and are looking forward to seeing our members and supporters. 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 84 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 water tumbler, set of Basset stone coasters, BROOD pill box , BROOD shopping bag. Every sponsor will also receive a gift celebrating our 25th Anniversary. Each is a thank you for your generous Ramble sponsorship.

Sponsorships are a great way to support the Virtual 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 $100 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.

Post the Ramble Flyer 

Help publicize the Ramble event by posting the event flyer at your vet's office, local stores or at work.  Download here.

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 $50 or more made the day of the Ramble will receive a BROOD tote bag.

Volunteers Needed to Help at the Ramble

We need volunteers to help the day of the Ramble on Saturday, September 18 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.  Email Chris Williams at to volunteer.

Any Questions?

Email Chris Williams at for more information.



Special 25th Anniversary T-Shirts 

The 25th Anniversary and Ramble event t-shirts sale is now over.  Thank you to everyone who bought a shirt!

25th Anniversary August Auction Is Over

The auction raised $1,196.  Thank you to everyone who supported the auction.

Gift Card and Gift Basket Online Raffle

Thank you to everyone who supported our online raffle.  We raised $2,092.  Enjoy your gift cards and gift baskets.

Help a Hound Online Auction in September

There will be a special Help a Hound Online Auction that will run from September 13 thru September 30.  The auction will have 25 special and unique basset items to celebrate our anniversary.



Food at the Ramble 

Lunch will be served at the Ramble.  Look for grilled sandwiches, drinks, chips and cookies.

Dog Contests

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)

New this year--Agility  Contests

We have two new agility type contests this year.

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

The Famous Basset 500 Race

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

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

The Live Auction with Basset aficionado and auctioneer Max Harder is back this year with 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 25 items will be at the Ramble again this year.  Place the high bid and take home your item at the end of the Ramble.

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 one--or more 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.