Spooky Pooch Howl-o-ween Celebration

Saturday 25 October 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pmTickets available
Advanced sales (until 5 pm on Friday, October 24): $15 per dog (with 1-2 people); $8 for dogs of Hillwood members (with 1-2 people); additional people: $15, $8 Hillwood member, $5 Child (ages 6-18), free for children under 6. Day-of sales: $18 per dog (with 1-2 people); $10 for dogs of Hillwood members (with 1-2 people); additional people: $18, $10 Hillwood member, $5 child (ages 6-18), free for children under 6.

Tell your friends:

Marjorie Post so loved her dogs that she created a memorial Pet Cemetery at Hillwood.  Once a year, for two very special hours, we invite you to bring your "best friend" to Hillwood for Halloween fun.

Strut your mutt and size up the other canine contestants in the costume competition! Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Best Homemade
  • Most Glamorous
  • Best Owner & Dog Combination Costume
  • Cutest
  • Funniest
  • Top Dog (Best Overall)

Other festivities include:

  • Stroll the wooded trails opened specially for this event and enjoy the brilliant fall color.
  • Take a behind-the-scenes hike, led by Brian Barr, director of horticulture.
  • Laugh along with the Mutts Gone Nuts comedy dog show presented by Scott & Joan Houghton and their canine friends.
  • Meet your new "best friend" at the adoption show by Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.
  • Pack a picnic from home and enjoy on the lawn or at a table in the Motor Court.
Schedule of events:
2:15-2:45 pm Behind-the-Scenes Hike
3:00-3:15 pm Costume Competition
3:15-3:45 pm Mutts Gone Nuts! comedy dog show
3:45-4:00 pm Awards Ceremony

 

Event Guidelines:

  • Dogs are not allowed on the estate outside the hours of the program.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times and under the control of their adult handlers.
  • No more than 2 dogs per adult handler.  Hillwood reserves the right to remove groups lacking control.
  • Dogs may not be left unattended at any time.
  • To protect our plant collections and garden sculptures, stay in designated areas only.
  • Keep your dogs on the path and designated grassy areas.  Dogs are not permitted in planting beds.
  • Dogs are not permitted in any indoor facilities.
  • Aggressive dogs are not permitted on the estate.  Hillwood reserves the right to refuse entry to, or remove, any dog thought to be harmful to visitors, other dogs, or property, without refund.
  • Dogs must have current license and rabies vaccination tags.
  • You are required to clean up after your dog with pet waste bags and dispose of the bags properly.

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