One of Andersonville’s most fun and popular events—the Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade & Costume Contest—is coming up Saturday, October 31. Registration opens at 12:30 p.m. The parade starts at 1:30 at the corner of Ravenswood and Winona.
Cash prizes, including a $50 Grand Prize will be awarded. Twenty-five dollars will be awarded for scariest, funniest, most original, best pet/owner costume combo, and best entry from owner age 12 and under. Chicago TV legend Ben Hollis (Wild Chicago, Ben Loves Chicago, Ben Around Town) will be emcee. Refreshments will be available.
There is a registration fee of $5 per dog, which includes three raffle tickets. No charge for humans. Onlookers welcome! Bring a chair and a friend.
Now in its 12th year, the event is sponsored by the Andersonville South Neighborhood Association (ASNA) and the BowWow Lounge, 5135 N. Ravenswood, with proceeds going fpr parkway beautification. For more info, see www.asnachicago.org or call 773 989 4514.
Scenes from last year’s event: