KENT, Ohio (WJW) — After a two-year COVID hiatus, dachshunds and their owners are back at it again.

The annual Northeast Ohio Dachshund Picnic happened at Plum Creek Park in Kent Saturday.

A dozen vendors were there with a pizza food truck and hot dogs along with some selling dachshund items for people and pets.

The big event is a costume contest. And owners did not disappoint.

Jessica and Keith Hoover along with pups Luke, Nova and Benny took the top prize with their Top Gun costumes.

The event is held each year to promote dachshund rescue. Bags of food are collected for the Portage County Dog Warden.

Find out more about the picnic here.