Date(s) - 10/27/2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
River Mill Park
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River Mill Park, Historic Occoquan Virginia
Sunday October 27, 2019, 11AM – 1PM Rain or Shine
Join us for fun and save some lives!
Costume Parade & Contest: Your well socialized creatively-costumed-canines are cordially summoned to enter our juried costume parade & contest. Leave your less social hounds at home for the day and join us as a Spooktator where you can enjoy the parade and help with the voting, explore our sponsors and make new friends, and procure a doggie bag full of treats on your stay-at-home pooch’s behalf. Junior Spooktator’s enter free. Prizes for the most creative, most inspirational, and most haunting costume categories and one GRAND PRIZE for the crowd favorite who steals the day! Prefer to run with crowd, do a group costume! Got wheels? Non-motorized carts, strollers and wheelchairs can become part of your costume as a float entry! Get your Photos taken in front of our glorious LOVE sign using the hashtag #HOWLOCQ
11AM Check In & Gates Open
1145AM HOWL HEROS Ceremony
New to the 2019 HOWLOCQ event is our Occoquan HOWL HEROS recognition. Strength in any community comes from sharing success stories that happen to a wider audience, so that those individuals who go above and beyond for our animal companions know how deeply they are appreciated and so that the community at large has the opportunity to see the good around us. In this first year of HOWL HEROS, we are kicking off the start of this annual tradition with important individuals who went above and beyond for one of HOWL’s founders and the HOWL mascot Grace Dog on two separate occasions in 2018-2019. In the years to come, HOWL HEROS will be nominated and selected by YOU, our Occoquan HOWL community throughout the year, and recognized for their respect and commitment for the value that our animal companions bring to our lives. Please do not miss this special moment. See your goody bag for more information on how to nominate your own HOWL HERO.
12PM Pawrade Step off & Spooktating
1215PM Roll of Sponsors, Judges Introductions (concurrent with pawrade procession)
1245PM Winners Wag & Prizes Awarded
1PM Release of the Hounds on Town
1PM – 3PM Trick & Treating at Participating Merchants
Help us make a pawsitive difference for animals in Prince William County! This year, 100% of your registration & entrance fee supports Save a Dog, Save A Cat. Your pawticipation will create lasting impacts for the animals directly within our community.
This event is brought to you through a partnership of Ridge Lake Animal Hospital, a 36-year partner in comprehensive veterinary care for area pets & Loyalty Pet Care, Occoquan’s hometown in-home pet services company. We are working to raise funding for animals in the local Prince William County community in our second year and have that amount multiply in the years to come.
Come HOWL with us!
Tickets available at Eventbrite.