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7th Annual Ventura Harbor Village HOWL-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest

October 26, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

7th Annual Ventura Harbor Village HOWL-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest

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Kicking off the single day full of fall festivities on October 26th is the 7th Annual Ventura Harbor Village HOWL-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest supported by Doggie Sponsor, Ventura Pet Barn. The Instagrammable pet parade from 11 am to noon, draws hundreds of canine lovers to the harbor. A wonderful display of dogs in thematic costumes have a chance to win prizes for the best attire. Dog owners and their furry com-pet-itors are encouraged to arrive a little early at 10:30am to check-in near the Carousel at Ventura Harbor Village. The contest is open to canines only. Up to 75 dogs can enter the contest and there is no entry fee! Pre-registration is available online at

Owners are known to coordinate costumes with their dogs, such a past stand out participants: farmer & a cow, bee & bee trainer, fisherman & his first mate, plus many more dynamic duos. Canines will compete for the top dog spot in costume categories including: Best in Show, Spookiest, Cutest/Prettiest, Most Creative, and Most Sea-worthy. Winners will receive blue ribbons and gift certificates to select Harbor Village restaurants, boutiques, and attractions. Each winner also gets a chance to pick out a pumpkin from the mini pumpkin patch.

All doggies that participate get a treat bag from Ventura Pet Barn and all owners get a Wooden Nickel redeemable for a discount at Coastal Cone Ice Cream. A professional photographer will be on site to snap photos of pooches and their owners as well!


October 26, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Ventura Harbor Village
1583 Spinnaker Dr.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States