Due to very rainy weather expected on Sunday, October 24th, we have had to reschedule Howl-O-Ween for the following Sunday, October 31st. We hope you can join us on that date!
The Alameda Small Dog Parks'
7th Annual Howl-O-Ween Contest
October 24 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Rescheduled to Sunday, October 31st)
The details and schedule remain the same...
Here is what you can expect to happen:
Registration for the Costume contest begin. Go to the registration table to sign up, and get your line up number. Numbers must be placed on your left front shoulder so that they are very visible to the judges.
1:45 - 2 pm:
All contestants will start lining up in numerical order for the Parade. When everyone is lined up, the Parade will start; one big loop around the park. Please stay in line up when finished, and then the Judges will walk around to see your costumes up close! This is part of the judging process so you and your pet should look your best!
The walk past the Judges Table will begin. The Emcee will announce your names, costume title & number and ask you to walk past the Judges. Please feel free to ham it up, but keep the line moving. Most years there are many dogs in the contest.
3:00 pm (approx.):
Depending on how many contestants we have, around 3 pm the walk past the Judges Table finishes, and then the Judges will take a few minutes to decide upon the winning costumes!
The winners will be announced and prizes awarded!!
We would love for all the prize winners to be photographed by this years' Howloween photographer, Will Anzenberger so please stick around for a few minutes after you pick up your prize.