Costumed event at Carrollwood Village Park to be a howling good time

CARROLLWOOD – Entering the Halloween season, there are spooktacular events around every corner, and this year the Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation brings back a favorite activity that includes fun for your doggy companion as well.

This month, mark your calendars for the third annual Howl-N-Growl, a costumed canine event. This free event is scheduled to take place from 8-11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14 at Carrollwood Village Park, 4680 W. Village Drive, Tampa.

Parks and Recreation will offer prizes for contests such as who can perform the best trick, wag their tail the most, and a few costumed categories as well.

Pet owners are welcome to come in their Halloween costumes and participate in the K9/human tandem costume contest, show off their dog’s most original costume, spookiest attire, and overall “Beast in Show.”

“One year, we had a family come out as Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf,” said Brad Lympany, Nature Program Specialist for the Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation Department. “It’s an event for people to come out and spend some time at the park.”

The event is a casual get together for residents and visitors to enjoy the Carrollwood Village Park where they can mingle with friends and family and snap pictures with adorable pups in costumes.

For more information, call 813-957-6150.