Black Mountain 16th Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade

The 2018 edition of the popular annual event will step off from the Black Mountain Town Square at 3pm on Saturday, October 27. The parade will make a loop along State Street, going to Cherry Street and then returning to the starting point.

Kim Weeks, owner of the Bone-A-Fide Pet Boutique and the parade’s lead sponsor, said, “The parade is a great local community event that brings pets and people together.”

The parade is open to children of all ages, and is not limited to Black Mountain residents.

Participants who want to enter the costume contest must pay a $5 fee for the pet only category, or an $8 fee for the pet/people combo contest. A portion of the fees will be donated to area pet rescue groups. Contest registration will be held from 1-2:30pm at the Town Square. First, second and third prize winners will receive gift certificates from local businesses. The grand prize winner will receive a $100 cash prize.

“’s really just a lot of fun.” Kim Weeks Click To Tweet

“The support we receive from Black Mountain businesses is overwhelming,” weeks said. “But most importantly, it’s really just a lot of fun.”

Black Mountain businesses contributing to the 2018 Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade include Visions of Creation, Town Hardware, The Merry Wine Market, Take a Hike Outfitters, Chifferobe Home and Garden, CW Moose, Bone-A-Fide Pet Boutique, Veranda Café and Gifts, and others whose names were not available at PetGazette press time.

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