• October 25th, 2022
    Written by: Kimberly

    Fall in the air in Lake Mary, FL - or at least the temperatures are somewhat cooler, and Halloween is just around the corner. Despite some rescheduling due to Hurricane Ian, there is a range of events for Lake Mary residents to help you celebrate the season.

    For dog lovers, a dog Halloween costume contest is always a favorite whether you are entering your pup or just want to look at cute dogs in costume, here are some of the Halloween costume contests you can participate in this year.

    Halloween Events for Dogs in Lake Mary

    Whether you are meeting trick-or-treaters at the door or heading out to a costume contest, a Halloween costume is a great way to get your furry family members involved so long as they are comfortable wearing clothes or different accessories. 

    Places to go this year to show off your dog’s scariest or cutest costume include:

    • Lake Mary Farmers Market - The Lake Mary Farmers Market at Central Park at Lake Mary City Hall every Saturday from 9am to 1pm is always dog friendly. The farmers market on October 29 includes special Halloween activities, including trick or treating for kids and a dog costume contest. 
    • Lake Mary Fall-O-Ween - On Saturday, October 29 at Tin & Taco between 11am and 4pm, the Fall-O-Ween vendor event will have a pet contest, as well as a contest for people, trick-or-treating, and dozens of vendors.
    • Franklin’s Friends Howl-O-Ween Walk-a-Thon - The walk-a-thon will be on November 5 and raises money for the Franklin’s Friends animal welfare group. The event, which runs from 9am to noon, includes a costume contest, dog walk, vendors, and dogs available for adoption. It takes place in Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs.
    • Bark and Brew - This event is perfect for beer and dog lovers. Dogs are welcome at this craft beer festival that will feature over 60 breweries to sample. It is free to enter, family friendly, and has activities and vendors for dogs to keep everyone entertained. It runs from 3pm to 9pm on Saturday, November 5 at the Oviedo Amphitheatre & Cultural Center in Oviedo.

    As Halloween gets closer, it is also a good idea to remember the risks with Halloween, including candy, wrappers, and open doors, so that you can keep your dog safe this holiday.