Dog lovers, this Saturday, Sept. 14 at 10am is the  "Beauty & the Leash Pageant"  on the lawn in front of Shore Medical Center in Somers Point!

The festivities begin with the Show Us Your Paws Parade along Bay Avenue. Then, following a short ceremony honoring pet therapy dogs, it's the Beauty and the Leash contest.

Dogs will be entered in four categories: owner Look-alike, talent, beauty for small dog and big dog. Winners will be awarded a trophy and celebratory biscuit. The judging panel includes former Miss America Suzette Charles.

Admission is free and all dogs are welcome. Registration begins at 9:30am. This fun event is hosted by Somers Point - Community First.

Here are South Jersey Weekend Happenings:

Atlantic City

- Hard Rock: Travis Tritt and Charlie Daniels, Fri. 9/13

- Tropicana: Ring of Combat 69, mixed martial arts, Fri. 9/13

- Borgata: Bourbon & Chocolate, Long Bar, 1p Sat. 9/14, sold out

- Ocean Casino Resort: Jeff Foxworthy, Sat. 9/14

- Golden Nugget: 9th annual Craft Beer Festival, 8-11p Sat. 9/14

- Hard Rock: Ratt, Sat. 9/14

- Hard Rock: Atlantic City Jazzfest, Sat. 9/14

Here's more fun stuff to do this weekend in South Jersey:

- Wildwood: The annual New Jersey State Fireman's Convention and Parade, through Sat. 9/14

- Smithville: Car Cruise, Fri. 9/13

- Ocean City: The annual Ocean City Airport Festival & Boardwalk Aerobic Air Show, the Festival takes place 10a-3p Sat. 9/14 at the Municipal Airport; the Airshow runs from 1p-3p Sun 9/15 over the 7th St. Beach

- Millville: Levoy Theatre presents High Noon: Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sat. 9/14