Alexandria's dogs will show off their frightening finery at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria's annual Howl-O-Ween event, featuring the AWLA's popular canine costume contest and the release of the 2018 photo calendar. This year's Howl-O-Ween event will take place at a brand new location, on the patio at Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap at 401 E. Braddock Rd. This event also marks the first time that AWLA’s Howl-O-Ween festivities will take place on a weekend, Saturday, Oct. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Costumed canine contestants can enter as a solo act or a themed group of up to three dogs with one handler. Advance registration is $25 for one costume entry (individual or group) and $10 to attend. All registrations include 10 tickets with which attendees can vote for their favorite costumed canines. Children under 12 can attend for free.
Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap will be donating 15% of food and beverage sales at the event to the AWLA, and dog treats and water will be available for all canine contestants. Prizes for the top three costumed entries will be provided by Alexandria Restaurant Partners.