Cats & Dogs Look-Alike Contest

Have you ever been told that your pet looks a lot like you?

Do you and your pet dress alike?

Do you two have the same hairstyle?

If so, THIS is the contest for you!

Put your best paw forward and join our Cats & Dogs Look-Alike Contest from July 25 to July 31!

Two randomly selected winners will win a Family Fun Pack to the 2021 CA State Fair & Food Festival!

Costumes encouraged, so get creative. Show us what you and your best friend got.

Cats and Dogs Flyer

Congratulations to our winners Sheryl and Jim!

A smiling lady holding their cat

This is my little guy, Patchy

-Sheryl L.

Person dressed up in a cat costume with their cat looking at the camera

My cat, Roger, and I like to dress up… well, he doesn’t..

-Jim H.

Man asleep on bed with dog

Dog's name is Marvel and he just turned one!!
Man asleep on bed with dog

The light being on didn't even phase them! That's Naughlee and her dad, Kyle.
A man and dog sitting on a lawn chair wearing Giants clothing

Go Giants!
Man holding dog, both are wearing overalls and green hats

This is my dad with my dog, Harry. They are both fans of John Deere and overalls! 😂
a man sitting behind their dog on a toy car

This is my husband and our 11-year-old Pom, Foxy. They love deer hunting.
a lady pushing her dog that is sitting on a toy car

Me and my little man, Harry. We’re rocking the camouflage!!
A nurse holding her dog that is dressed like a doctor

Throwback to my nursing school days! I got out and worked for Dr. Dog aka Harry
Two people sitting on a blanket with 6 dogs surrounding them

The whole family matching! Dogs names: Maddie, Kegger, Money, Foxy, Harry, & Precious
A lady and dog dressed the same with a sarape and sombrero

This is my little man, Harry. He’s a 13-year-old Hairless Chinese Crested.
Person holding dog, both with matching hats on

Xochitl and Paco the Chihuahua
Two people sitting in a car with a dog between them

The fam
Person smiling with a dog leaning on her.

Rosie May and Mommy
Two people sitting with two dogs all wearing matching plaid

The family holiday card. Flannel shirts for everyone!
Person laying on a couch under a blanket with a dog

Lydia with Gator
Person holding a dog, both have their names wide open shocked

Stefen T. with Gator
Person and their dog dressed up like Wheres Waldo

My little girl, Buffy, and I dress up for every holiday.
a smiling lady holding a dog in a swimming pool

Karen R. and Lilly Rose

Just post a photo of you and yours on our Facebook post or on your Instagram feed (tag @CAStateFair and use #CAStateFairLookaLike) and we’ll enter you into our drawing. You might even be featured on our website for the world to see!

The winner’s photos will be featured in our Cats & Dogs Exhibit coming next year to the 2021 CA State Fair & Food Festival! This internationally acclaimed exhibit takes you through a sensory and interactive journey largely devoted to games and simulations that present scientific, sociological, and cultural knowledge about cats and dogs. Brought to you by La Cite in Paris, an exhibition that gives every dog (and cat!) its day!

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram. Click here for the complete rules, how to enter, and prize information.

Rules, How to Enter, and Prize Information

  • No purchase necessary to enter or win.
  • Users can tag a friend in the post for a chance to win.
  • Cat & Dog Look-alike Contest is open to California residents who are at least 13 years old at the time of entry.
  • The photo must be of you and your pet together. No photo collages of separate photos.
  • Do not digitally alter your photos to make you and your pet look more alike.
  • Each image must show one animal and one human.
  • Submit and post as many times as you like!
  • Facebook: Share your photo in our main post. Join our Event page for updates!
  • Instagram: Post a photo of you and your pet on your feed. Tag us and use #CAStateFairLookalike. Make sure your profile is public so we can find it!
  • You can submit images from July 25 to July 31, 2020, @ 11:9 pm.
  • Submit and post as many times as you like!
  • Submitting your photo gives Cal Expo and CA State Fair (CalExpoStateFair.com) the right to use it on any of our social media sites, website, emails, etc.
  • Please do not use any profanity, foul language, or offensive gestures. Any inclusion will immediately disqualify you.
  • Cal Expo and CA State Fair reserve the right to substitute any prize with another prize of equal or greater value.
  • Winners announced August 2, 2020
  • Two randomly selected winners will win a Family Fun Pack to the 2021 CA State Fair & Food Festival.
  • The prize packs have no cash value and cannot be refunded.
  • Cal Expo & CA State Fair is not responsible for lost or stolen prizes.
  • Cal Expo & CA State Fair is not responsible if the 2021 CA State Fair & Food Festival is delayed due to COVID-19.