Corgi Con brought corgi owners and aficionados from around the Bay Area to Ocean Beach.  Bianca Hernandez/KQED
Corgi Con brought corgi owners and aficionados from around the Bay Area to Ocean Beach.  (Bianca Hernandez/KQED)

PHOTOS: Corgis Take Ocean Beach by Storm

PHOTOS: Corgis Take Ocean Beach by Storm

San Francisco's Ocean Beach played host to hundreds of corgis and corgi fans Saturday for Corgi Con.

Corgi Con held its first official event in the summer of 2014, and only 90 corgis attended that gathering. Organizers say last summer's Corgi Con grew to 950 corgis. The event is held twice a year.

The event features costume contests, corgi "ninja warrior" (an agility course), and races. Corgis and their owners could also just hang out on the beach and let the crowds admire their furry friends.

Crowds (and corgis) approached Ocean Beach from all sides for this summer's Corgi Con.
Crowds (and corgis) approached Ocean Beach from all sides for this summer's Corgi Con. (Bianca Hernandez/KQED)
The recent Warriors win was still on the minds of some participants. This is the third Corgi Con for Turbo (right) and his owner, Nina Vo. She started an Instagram account for Turbo to watch his growth.
The recent Warriors win was still on the minds of some participants. This is the third Corgi Con for Turbo (right) and his owner, Nina Vo. She started an Instagram account for Turbo to watch his growth. (Bianca Hernandez/KQED)
Edwin is sporting a spaghetti and meatballs costume made from yarn, paint and some patience. Brian Sohmers, Edwin's owner, said the family likes to come and look at all the other corgis.
Edwin is sporting a spaghetti and meatballs costume made from yarn, paint and some patience. Brian Sohmers, Edwin's owner, said the family likes to come and look at all the other corgis. (Bianca Hernandez/KQED)
Samantha Lim attempts to pose Augie and Zephyr. "We've been coming since I had my oldest," Lim said, with this being their fourth summer Corgi Con. Later in the day they'd be participating in the corgi race.
Samantha Lim attempts to pose Augie and Zephyr. "We've been coming since I had my oldest," Lim said, with this being their fourth summer Corgi Con. Later in the day they'd be participating in the corgi race. (Bianca Hernandez/KQED)
A costume contest portion of Corgi Con brought out the creative side in some people. This pup is dressed up as a Tesla Model C ("C" for corgi).
A costume contest portion of Corgi Con brought out the creative side in some people. This pup is dressed up as a Tesla Model C ("C" for corgi). (Bianca Hernandez/KQED)
Vendors at Corgi Con sold corgi-themed merch to the masses. Corgi-themed items ranged from pillows to charms and even cookies.
Vendors at Corgi Con sold corgi-themed merchandise to the masses. Corgi-themed items ranged from pillows to charms and even cookies. (Bianca Hernandez/KQED)
Agnes Wong has been coming to Corgi Con for at least four years and brings a setup that includes a cardboard cutout of Queen Elizabeth II, a fellow corgi owner. "I think she'd be thrilled," Wong said when asked what the Queen would think of this event.
Agnes Wong has been coming to Corgi Con for at least four years and brings a setup that includes a cardboard cutout of Queen Elizabeth II, a fellow corgi owner. "I think she'd be thrilled," Wong said when asked what the Queen would think of this event. (Bianca Hernandez/KQED)
Otto and his owner, Seth Rediker, pose for a photo. This is Otto's sixth Corgi Con and the pup has his own Instagram. "They are just the friendliest things in the world," said Rediker about why corgis are so popular.
Otto and his owner, Seth Rediker, pose for a photo. This is Otto's sixth Corgi Con and the pup has his own Instagram. "They are just the friendliest things in the world," said Rediker about why corgis are so popular. (Bianca Hernandez/KQED)

As the event went on, some corgis needed a little help getting around.
As the event went on, some corgis needed a little help getting around. (Bianca Hernandez/KQED)

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