The Chicago Botanic Garden is making an exciting event even better! The ever-popular Reindog Parade, typically held in December, is being moved to October as a fall parade of dogs in Halloween costumes. The Spooky Pooch Parade is from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. For two very special hours only, dogs are allowed in the Garden. Cleverly costumed canines march the parade route to celebrate the season. Spectators are invited to line the parade route for a barking good time.
In addition to the parade, activities include the costume contest, judging, and an awards ceremony. Costume categories include “Best Costume Overall”; “Best Dog/Owner Costume”; “Best Puppy in Costume” for dogs ages 1 and under in people years; “Best Senior in Costume” for dogs ages 10 and older in people years; and “Best Horticultural Interpretation.” [via chicagobotanic.org]