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Dog-Friendly Halloween Events Happening in New Jersey (+ NY!)

by Bertha Solis
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With Halloween less than week away, many are looking forward to dressing up and going out to celebrate locally in New Jersey. Even pets can get in on the Halloween festivities. The Facebook group Doggie Road Trippin’ has made the hunt for dog-friendly events easier.  Read on for dog-friendly Halloween events happening in New Jersey and New York for 2023.

These events are courtesy of Doggie Road Trippin’. Check out more dog-friendly happenings via @doggieroadtrippin on Instagram.

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New Jersey

Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest + Parade — Hoboken | October 28th; Learn more here.

Dogs can dress up in their most unique Halloween costume to be judged in a contest with a parade to follow.

Ocean Grove Halloween Pet Parade — Ocean Grove | October 28th; Learn more here.

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Dress up Fido in a Halloween costume to participate in a parade to benefit Rescue Ridge.

Halloween Photo Booth at JB Pets — Oakland | October 28th-31st; Learn more here.

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Capture Halloween memories with your pooch at JB Pets.

NB Pack Walks Costume Contest | October 28th; Learn more here.

Your dog can compete with other dogs in this costume contest.

Mega Bite Halloween Food Truck Festival — Hillsborough | October 28th; Learn more here.

Grab bites from food trucks and have Fido tag along.

Randolph Food Truck or Treat Festival — Randolph | October 28th; Learn more here.

This food truck or treat festival welcomes dogs to join.

Dog Walk + Pet Fair — Asbury Park | October 28th; Learn more here.

Dogs can show off their best walk in this event.

Howl-O-Ween Dog Event at Seafarer — Highlands | October 28th; Learn more here.

A free costume contest welcoming dogs and their owners to dress up and win prizes.

Fall Market at Horseshoe Lake — Succasunna | October 28th; Learn more here.

Enjoy a day filled with vendors, food trucks, and music with Fido by your side.

Port Imperial Pooches Howl-O-Ween Event — Guttenberg | October 28th; Learn more here.

Dogs can come dressed in costumes to win prizes for different categories.

Read More: Where to See the Best Halloween Displays in Hoboken

Chick-fil-A of Edison, NJ Drive-Thru Pet Costume Contest | October 28th; Learn more here.

This food chain will welcome pets dressed up in Halloween costumes.

Halloween Yappy Hour + Costume Contest at Nip N’ Tuck Bar — Long Branch | October 28th; Learn more here.

Grab drinks and mingle with other dog owners while watching dogs compete in a costume contest.

HOWLLL-O-Ween Dog Costume Party at Good Dog Bar — Atlantic City | October 28th; Learn more here.

Join in on a fun Halloween party for pets and their owners.

HOWL-A-Ween Bark Bash at Thrive — Montvale | October 28th; Learn more here.

Dress up Fido in their best Halloween fit with a chance to win a Thrive basket of dog goodies.

Kearny Doggie Halloween Parade + Festival — Kearny | October 28th; Learn more here.

Dogs are welcome to join in on a Halloween parade and festival in Kearny.

Hallo-Wine Weekend — Medford | October 28th + 29th; Learn more here.

For Halloweekend, dogs are welcome to join the outside area of Stokelan Winery.

Halloween Dog Parade + Costume Contest at the Coffee House — Edison | October 29th; Learn more here.

Raise funds for Edison Animal Shelter by dressing up your dog.

Downtown Cranford Howl-O-Ween Parade — Cranford | October 29th; Learn more here.

Dogs will strut their Halloween costume in downtown Cranford. 

 

 

Riverview Neighborhood Pet Costume Contest — Jersey City | October 29th; Learn more here.

With a $5 entry fee, dogs are welcome to participate in a Halloween costume contest.

Fall Fest at White Chapel Projects — Long Branch | October 29th; Learn more here.

Celebrate fall with a festival in which Fido is welcome to join.

Woof Gang Bakery Halloween Party — Bridgewater | October 29th; Learn more here.

Dogs can dress up and enjoy treats and have a chance to win prizes.

South 40 Brewing PUP Halloween Costume Contest — Edison | October 29th; Learn more here.

Dogs can dress up in a funny, scary, or cute costume to participate in the contest.

Alternate Ending Brewery Happy HOWL-O-Ween Event — Aberdeen Township | October 29th; Learn more here.

This brewery is changing into a Halloween environment that welcomes dogs for the day.

NJ Dog Barbers Halloween Contest — South Amboy | October 29th; Learn more here.

This grooming station will be hosting its very own costume contest with prizes for dogs

Fort Lee’s Halloween Dog Park-tacular — Fort Lee | October 29th; Learn more here.

Dogs will be coming in their costumes to spend Sunday afternoon in the park.

Howl-O-ween Dog PAWty + Costume Contest at the Modern Canine — Belle Meade | October 30th; Learn more here.

Take photos with your furry friend and make goody bags with treats and pumpkin spice “puppachinos.”

Tails + Treats at Calandra’s IL Vecchio Cafe — Caldwell | October 30th; Learn more here.

Reservations are encouraged at this Caldwell restaurant and dogs can have the chance to enjoy treats.

Tricks for Treats at Grateful Dogs — Wayne | October 31st; Learn more here.

Halloween treats aren’t only for humans, they can be for dogs too in this event.

New York

  • Camp Canine + Rescue Trick or Treat for Dogs — NYC | October 27th; Learn more here.
  • Jamesport Farm Brewery Halloween Party — Long Island | October 27th; Learn more here.
  • Dog Day Halloween Parade + Costume Contest Washington Square Park — NYC | October 28th; Learn more here.
  • Bark + Treat at Hold Fast NYC Hells Kitchen — NYC | October 28th; Learn more here.
  • Boris + Horton Halloween PAWty — Williamsburg | October 28th; Learn more here.
  • Spooktacular Weekend at Weed Orchards + Winery — Marlboro | October 28th + 29th; Learn more here.
  • Halloween Dog Experience at LeDoggie Cafe — Brooklyn | October 28th + 29th; Learn more here.
  • Howling Halloween PUP Cruise with Circle Line — NYC | October 29th; Learn more here.
  • Long Island Corgi Club Corg-O-Ween Party — Bayshore | October 29th; Learn more here.
  • Boris + Horton Halloween PAWty — East Village | October 29th; Learn more here.
  • DUBCO Brewing HOWL-O-Ween Costume Party — Warwick | October 29th; Learn more here.
  • Oktoberfest at the Village of Piermont — Piermont | October 29th; Learn more here.
  • Annie’s Social Halloween Extravaganza — Queens | October 29th; Learn more here.
  • Six Harbors Brewing Co. Halloween Dog Party + Parade — Long Island | October 29th; Learn more here.
  • Halloween Pet Parade at Greenport Brewing — Peconic | October 29th; Learn more here.
  • HOWL-O-Ween at the Wilson — NYC | October 29th; Learn more here.
  • HOWL-O-Ween at Cobble Fish — NYC | October 29th; Learn more here.
  • Halloween Canine Contest — NYC | October 31st; Learn more here.

See More: A List of Dog-Friendly Places in Montclair

Tips to Keep In Mind

As always, before heading to these events, it is important to keep up with updates posted by each. Dogs should always be on a leash, as it is a respectable gesture for yourself, your furry friend, and others. Also, bring water and other necessary supplies your dog may need. Lastly, pick up after your dog for an enjoyable Halloween experience.

Check out @doggieroadtrippin on Facebook + Instagram to join in with other dog parents/lovers on all places dog-friendly in New Jersey and beyond.

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