There are tons of great events coming up in the Garden State, many of which are benefits. Make sure to grab a costume for yourself and your dog for all of the Halloween fun in October!
Burlington County Library 4th Annual Pet Expo
Burlington County Library
Westhampton, New Jersey
September 26, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
The library will host this event, which includes many activities for pets, kids and adults. There will also be vendors, musical performances, and pet representatives that will answer questions. Free admission!
Carnivale of Dogs
The Wild Duck Pond
Ridgewood, New Jersey
October 3, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
This event is sponsored by TD Bank and is benefiting the Companion Animal Advocates. It will hold free food, music, giveaways, tricky tray, pet psychic readings, pet photographer, pet caricaturist, canine massage, veterinarian, animal rescue groups, dog trainers, boarding services, dog beauty salon and the Second Annual Delaney Dog Show. You can enter your dog into a contest for $5, such as best kisser or best trick. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated, and you are encouraged to donate some pet food.
Run for Canines and their Human Companions
South Street Recreation Area of Loantanka Park
Morris Township, New Jersey
October 10, 2009, 10:00 AM
This is a dog and human race, but entry is limited. There is a limit of one dog per person, but there are prizes for the winners, and you can watch! It is being held to benefit St Hubert’s Animal Rescue Shelter.
Halloween Hocus Pocus
Ledgewood, New Jersey
October 18, 2009, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
This is an annual Halloween event to benefit the Cascade Beagle Rescue and the Eastern German Pointer Rescue. You can get a Halloween-themed picture of your dog in costume for $10, and there will be a parade at 1:00 PM, along with a prize for best costume.
October Tails Halloween Themed Dog Walk
Verona, New Jersey
October 25 & 26, 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
This is the second annual dog-themed fundraiser for the Saint Barnabas Hospice and Pallative Care Center. It costs $10, and there will be several contests for dog costumes, like Most Original, Funniest or Best in Show. It is a family event, as there will also be many children’s activities, as well as vendors, food and beverages. Maria Milto of Classic Rock station Q104.3 will also be there. Rain date is November 1.