Click to Home

Go To Search
Connect with us:
Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Parade
The Third Annual Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Parade was a terRUFFic time to be remembered!

Thank you to every participant, exhibitor, judge, prize sponsor and doggy-goodie bag giver! This event was a success because of your support and love for our community of furry four-legged friends!

A special thank you to our judges:

  • Mayor David Gysberts, City of Hagerstown
  • Pieter Bickford, What's NXT
  • Crystal Schelle, Herald Mail Media
  • Rebecca Block, Miss Washington County's Outstanding Teen
  • Audi Colombo, Miss Washington County
  • Clara Tavarez, Junior Judge, Girls Inc. 

 And the 2015 winners are... 
 __Elvis Dog.jpg
Thank you to all those who brought a donation to help support the Humane Society of Washington County, Maryland! 

 Judging Category Winners  Prizes Won  See more photos from the event on Facebook!

 Best Friends (Kids age 12 & up)   Joccie as Rapunzel with Gizmo as her Lizard  Gift Bag by Atta Pup! Dog & Puppy Training and Sweet Frog Gift Card IMG_2201.JPG   
 Best Hand-Made Costume Cali as Ms. Packman followed by "ghosts" Audrey and Austin Zonis  Large Gift Basket from L&L Pawsabilities  Ms.PacMan.png
Photo Credit (above): Sharon Ruppenthal 
 Doggie Diva Roxy in a big pink tutu with nails & "hair did" Sagittarius Salon & Serenity Spa Gift Basket  IMG_2243 - Copy (2).JPG  
 Hub City Spirit  The charming lady-dog in fire hydrant red crayon jumper, Thumbelina with Brittany & Lisa Appleby  Antietam Brewery & Benny's Pub Growler Gift Basket and Hagerstown Suns Bobblehead IMG_2265.JPG
 Most Sophisticated Serving up some sophistication as waiters, Ziggy and Levi Miller, age 6, made a winning pair! Frisbee and pottery gift basket from Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown  IMG_2277.JPG  
 Most Unusual Nina the Chia Pet Frisbee and pottery gift basket from Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown  IMG_4530.JPG
Photo Credit: Sharon Ruppenthal
 Movie Character Shelton as Eeyore with Jan Hershberger as Tigger, and Nick Bertino as Pooh Bear Leitersburg Cinema Movie Tickets and Gift Cards to Columbia Sportswear at Premier Outlets in Hagerstown   IMG_4549.JPG
Photo Credit: Sharon Ruppenthal
 Owner/Pet Look-A-Like Jesse Miller, age 9, with Ubu- The Werewolves of Fairgrounds Park  Photo session from Studio 3 Photography & Meadows Ice Cream Gift Certificate  IMG_4591.JPG
Photo Credit: Sharon Ruppenthal 
 Spookiest Roxy the Spider in her spooky tricked-out wagon $25 Gift Card to Grease Monkey and Hagerstown Suns Sports Bag  IMG_4514.JPG
Photo Credit (above): Sharon Ruppenthal
 Judge's Choice Sonny the Pope Hagerstown Suns Tickets & Washington Chicken Gift Card  IMG_2296.JPG  
 Trick-off Rocket as Where's Waldo? won the red carpet skills demonstration, the Trick-Off Prize gift basket sponsored by Atta Pup! Dog & Puppy Training  IMG_2318 - Copy.JPG  

Chance, lion, "Pittiest Bull" prize sponsored by Atta Pup!
Tank and Tyler as giraffes, honorable mention: Owner/Pet Look-A-Like
Ludo, Wolverine, runner up: Movie Character
Cheza, Three-Headed Dog, honorable mention
A special thank you for the generous donations for the free doggie goodie bags for the first 50 contestants who registered:
Atta Pup! Dog & Puppy Training, Bare Bites, Central Dawgma, Hearty Pet, In the Dog House 

Thank you to all those who brought a donation to help support the Humane Society of Washington County, Maryland! 

Visit the Dog Park, located at: 
351 N. Cleveland Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21740

Third Annual Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Parade
Saturday, October 31, 2015 
at the Hagerstown Dog Park 
in Fairgrounds Park.

Below is a re-cap of the highlights from the event!

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Check-in for Parade Participants
Check-in and receive your Parade Identification Number.
Enjoy visiting with vendors on site. 
The pastor of Veritas offers an optional blessing over contestants who chose for their dog to receive one, beginning at 10:30 a.m. 
Line up in numerical order by prize category before parade begins at 11:15.

*The Large Dog side of the Dog Park will be closed from Sunrise to the conclusion of the Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Parade for Fit Fido Obstacle Course Fun Run. 

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Event Festivities
Vendors, giveaways, tricks & treats, photo booth, and more!
FUN CONTESTS! (space is limited)
 New this year:   
- Fit Fido Obstacle Course (full)
- Red Carpet Trick-Off  (full)

11:30 a.m.
Parade Begins
Judging and prizes following the Parade

Ten (10) Judging Categories include:
Best Friends (Kids 12 & under), Best Hand-made Costume, Doggie Diva, Hub City Spirit, Most Sophisticated, Most Unusual, Movie Character, Owner/Pet Look-A-Like, Spookiest, and Judge's Choice.

Must pre-register to be eligible for Prizes!
$5 pre-registration entry fee for one dog and one owner
$7 on-site registration
Each entry is for one dog and one owner.
All dogs must be in costume and leashed to participate.
Adults 18 and older must accompany any child who is presenting a dog.
All dogs must be current on vaccinations.
Must be present to win.
Held rain or shine

2 Fun Contests!
*PLEASE NOTE - THESE CONTESTS ARE OPTIONAL and not a requirement to register for the parade. Limited registration available. Prizes will be awarded! Choose one contest only:

Fit Fido Obstacle Course
  • Small Dog (limit of 10)
  • Large Dog (limit of 10)

Trick Off
  • Limited to 15 dogs (Red Carpet Trick-off) 

It is NEVER too early to START THINKING about your costumes for next year!
Dog Parade Registration Form

For more info, please call: