a variety of dogs in costumes

Attention all doggie owners!

Do you have a fun Halloween costume lined up for your pup? Enter the 9th annual HOWL-O-WEEN Dog Costume Contest at Ventura Harbor Village on Saturday, October 30th at Noon. Space is limited to the first 75 dogs so we recommend using the easy pre-registration form (see below) to sign up and secure your spot asap! Every single 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!


October 27th – Submit pre-registration form ASAP (by Oct 27th at the latest)
October 30th – It’s show time! Head to Ventura Harbor Village for the contest in person. Check in near Lost in Socks at 12pm (onsite registration only available if there is space, advance online pre-registration form below is strongly recommended)


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 Scooby Snack from Ventura Harbor Village


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, and Sugar Lab Bake Shop!
Shout out to Top This Chocolate for keeping the judges 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 as well.

Ventura Pet Barn       

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.

Pre-registration Form:

Please be sure to answer all *required questions and scroll within form to hit submit at the bottom when complete. You will see a “thank you” message pop up when your form has been submitted successfully. If you have trouble viewing on your mobile device, we recommend using a computer.

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