5th Annual Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Parade

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Saturday, October 28, 2017 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Dog Park at Fairgrounds Park, 

351 N. Cleveland Ave. Hagerstown, MD

Online registration is now closed. On-site registration is available Saturday morning from 10:30-11:15 a.m. at the Dog Park parking lot. $7 per dog-human duo. Cash or Check only accepted on-site.

Parade line-up will go off in three waves this year. Volunteers will help you line up by category in numerical order.
•11:30 a.m. Wave 1
               Wave 1 Categories: “The Barking Dead”, “Best Friend (kids ages 12 & Under)”, and “Celebridog”
•11:45 a.m. Wave 2:
              Wave 2 Categories: “DIY Costume”, “Limo Worthy”, and “Twinsies”
•12:00 p.m. Wave 3:
              Wave 3 Categories: “Super Villian”, “Story Book”, and “Too Stinkin’ Cute”


Look for volunteers holding signs with your prize category to be leading your group category on the parade walk leading up to the red carpet. At this time, contestants should be lined up numerically before your moment to shine in front of the judges. Don’t forget to smile, and have fun!

Prize categories:

  • The Barking Dead - Sponsored by Pet Valu
  • Best Friends (Kids 12 & Under) - Sponsored by Atta Pup! dog and Puppy Training
  • Celbri'dog - Sponsored by Happy Hound
  • DIY Costume- Sponsored by Schmankerl Stube Bavarian Restaurant 
  • Limo Worthy- Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown
  • Twinsies- Leitersburg Cinemas & The Meadows 
  • Super Villian- Bow Wow Station 
  • Story Book- Sponsored by Central Dawgma
  • Too Stinkin' Cute - Sponsored by Jen Cregger - State Farm

Bonus Categories! 

Special adoption category for Washington County Humane Society!

After all contestants have walked the red carpet, judges will tally their scores as the winners are identified. MEANWHILE, enjoy the Red-Carpet Trick-Off where each dog has 45 seconds to showcase his-or her most amazing tricks, for a chance to win additional prizes, and local fame! And a short and sweet "bobbing for hotdogs" eating contest on the red carpet as well, just before the winners are announced! (space is limited for red carpet activities during the tallying of the judges scores.)

Additional vendors, activities, and prizes coming soon! 

Prize Categories 2017

Category Prize From Winner
Barking Dead Gift Basket Pet Valu  
Story Book Gift Basket Central Dawgma  
Best Friends, Trick Off, Pittiest Bull Gift Baskets Atta Pup! Dog & Puppy Training  
Celebri'dog Gift Basket Happy Hound  
Limo Worthy Gift Basket Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown  
Twinsies Movie Tickets & Gift Card Leitersburg Cinemas & The Meadows  
Judge's Choice Tickets Maryland Symphony Orchestra  
Too Stinkin' Cute Gift Basket Pawsabilities Pet Salon  
Super Villain Gift Basket Bow Wow Station  
DIY Costume Gift Card Schmankerl Stube Bavarian Restaurant  
Adoption from WCHS Gift Basket Humane Society of Washington County  
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