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 29th at 11am! Space is limited to the first 75 dogs. Pre-registration is highly encouraged 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 20th – Online pre-registration opens. Check back here then!

October 29th – It’s show time! Head to Ventura Harbor Village for the contest in person. Registered participants check in near Lost in Socks at 11am 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 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 delicious Ventura Harbor Village eatery


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: COMING SOON

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