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Attention all doggie owners!

Come check out the HOWL-O-WEEN Dog Costume Contest at Ventura Harbor Village on Saturday, October 29th at 11am! Space is limited to the first 70 dogs. Pre-registration is now closed 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 professional photographer onsite!


October 29th – It’s show time! Head to Ventura Harbor Village for the contest in person. Registered participants check in near Sugar Lab at 11am to receive your competition number. A limited amount of “Day-Of” sign ups will be taken on a first come first serve basis too!


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 some scooby snacks (for humans)


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 | Most On-trend | 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 one of our sponsoring Ventura Harbor Village eateries (all have pet friendly patios!):
Andria’s Seafood Restaurant & Market
Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room
The Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood
Margarita Villa
Le Petit Cafe
On the Alley
Sugar Lab Bake Shop



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       

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: Now Full

However, don’t fret! A handful of spots will be available on the day-of the contest, on a first come first serve basis starting at 11am. Look for the “Day-Of Sign Up” table near Sugar Lab Bake Shop. If we have reached capacity and are unable to accommodate your entry, you and your pup are still more than welcome to dress up, watch the show, and have some fun! Costumes are encouraged for both spectators and participants.

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