Howl-o-ween graphic with a collection of costumed dogs

Attention all doggie owners!

Come check out the HOWL-O-WEEN Dog Costume Contest at Ventura Harbor Village on Saturday, October 30th at Noon! Space is limited to the first 75 dogs and pre-registration is now full however we will accept a limited number of walk ups day-of on a first come first serve basis until we reach capacity. Every single registered dog that participates gets a small goodie bag of pup prizes, plus 5 lucky dogs will take home grand prizes if they win their category! There will be a fun photo op (thank you VC Balloons) and a professional photographer onsite!


October 30th – It’s show time! Head to Ventura Harbor Village for the contest in person. Registered participants check in near Lost in Socks at 12pm to receive your competition number.


Just for signing up & bringing your costumed dog seaside, you’ll get goodies. Every single registered pup participant gets:
– A treat bag from Ventura Pet Barn
– A pup-cream (special dessert made for dogs) courtesy of  Coastal Cone
– Doggie Owners get a small sweet treat from Top This Chocolate


If you are looking to take a top grand prize home too, focus on one of the categories:
Best in Show | Spookiest | Most Sea-Worthy | Cutest / Prettiest | Most Creative


Five lucky winners who take the top spot in their category will receive:

 – A HOWL-o-ween Blue Ribbon
– Pick a pumpkin from our small seaside patch (courtesy of Underwood Family Farms)
– $30 Gift Certificate to delicious Ventura Harbor Village eatery
Thank you for gift certificate prize donations Andria’s Seafood, Brophy Bros, The Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood, Le Petit Cafe, Margarita Villa and Sugar Lab Bake Shop!
Shout out to Top This Chocolate for keeping the judges and doggie owners fueled with custom gourmet chocolate treats for the event as well!


Thank  you to our main doggie sponsor, Pet Barn Ventura! A big thank you goes to our pumpkin prize contributor, Underwood Family Farms too!

Ventura Pet Barn       

Shout out to VC Balloons for helping to create a festive backdrop for pup participants! Be sure to snap a photo in front of the photo wall. All participants and spectators are encouraged  Seaside Safely! When the contest is over, show off your pup in costume throughout the Village, enjoy pet-friendly patios, indulge in sweet treats, and walk the beautiful waterfront Promenade.


We have reached dog capacity! You and your pup are still welcome to show off your costume as a spectator at the event and cheer on fellow canines. We will accept walk ups on a first come first serve basis to fill up last minute spots as they open up on the morning of the contest, there are no guarantees but there is a chance we will have no-shows!

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