our annual event
Friday, October 28, 2022 5-7:45
Pawprints Boutique is proud to present an annual parade and costume contest on the historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville. Every year pups and their owners wow us with their creativity through costume. From ornately beautiful to downright hilarious, the costumes and the cute canine contestants are always a treat. Join us for the fun, even if you don’t have a dog of your own! Sign up for our emails to get the most up-to-date info on Doggie Howloween every season!
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The 14th Annual Doggie Howloween 2022:
Come to The Downtown Mall Friday, October 28th from 5-7:45 for trick or treating with your dog (for dog treats instead of candy) followed by a costume parade and contest. Lots of treats, prizes, raffles and fun! Also featured this year: Photography booth and Sketch Artist booth so you can capture your darlings in their Halloween best! Suggested donation of $15 goes to the Cat Action Team.
5-6:45 Registration at Pawprints Boutique to get your treat bag, map of participating businesses and number for raffle and contest.
5-6:30 Trick or Tricking along the downtown mall at local businesses
6:30 Parade of Costumes starting at the Pavilion and going to the OMNI and back to Pawprints Boutique
6:45 Contest and prizes!
Costume Categories: Most “Howloweeny”, Most Creative, Funniest, Best Group Theme, Best in Show
Sponsored by: The City of Charlottesville, The Downtown Businesses and Pawprints Boutique
Rain Date: November 4th
Two ways to register:
The suggested donation is $15 per entry. For two dogs there is an option for a $5 discount ($25 total). Please include your dog’s name, theme, and some fun info about your dog that we can talk about!
- Preregister at Pawprints Boutique in person or register online
- Register in person the day of the event.
* If registering online you will receive a confirmation text followed by an ‘order completed’ text once we have your materials ready. To get your map, bag and contest number you can visit Pawprints before the event or come to the registration table the day of the event.