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2022 Halloween Pooch Party

October 22, 2022 – October 23, 2022   |   9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Halloween Pooch Party

Calling all costumed canines! Whether your dog is ‘paws’itively frightening or ear-scratchingly adorable, we love to see them all. Vendors will delight your furry friends with special treats and photo opportunities abound in the Pumpkin Houses.

*Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Dogs are not allowed inside any buildings. Owners are responsible for and must clean up after their pups.

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Costume Contest Details

1. Registration begins at 11:00am & ends at 11:45am on Arboretum Lawn.

2. There is no fee.

3. Participants must fill out a registration form to be in contest. *Limited to 75 participants.

4. Participants must be in line by the stage 15 minutes before the contest begins.

5. Participants must be in line with their registration form in hand, which says their dog’s name, the dog’s costume, and the dog’s nickname.

6. The contest will begin at 12:00pm on Arboretum Lawn

Categories:

  • Best Child/Dog Duo
  • Best Adult/Dog Duo
  • Kookiest Addams Family-Themed Canine Costume
  • Top Dawg (Most liked photo)

After each contestant has a chance on stage, our judges will decide winners for each category. Stick around to see if your pup is a winner!

Instagram Costume Contest

Enter to win a Cheekwood Membership! Take a photo of you and your costumed pet(s) at our Halloween Pooch Party to participate in any of the categories below. Post it on Instagram with #CheekwoodPoochParty to enter. Submit your entry by 10/30.

HOW TO ENTER:

1. Follow @cheekwood on Instagram.

2. Take a photo of you and your costumed pet(s) at our Halloween Pooch Party at Cheekwood.

3. Upload your photo to Instagram and tag it with #CheekwoodPoochParty.

4. Be sure your “Photos Are Private” option in your Instagram account settings is set to “OFF” or you can also send us your photo via Instagram DMs.

Categories:

  • Best Child/Dog Duo
  • Best Adult/Dog Duo
  • Kookiest Addams Family-Themed Canine Costume
  • Top Dawg (Most liked photo)

All entries must be received by 11:59 pm on October 30, 2022. Video entries are not eligible. Winners will be announced through Instagram stories Monday, October 31, 2022.

Check here for 'pup'dates! More details to come!

Saturday October 22

Vendors

  • Proverbs 12:10
  • Pet Musings
  • 4 Paws Pastries
  • Nashville Humane Association
  • Wendy Jo Photography
  • Weenie Wraps
  • Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary
  • Instinct Dog Training
  • Metro Animal Care and Control
  • Cheekwood Giftshop

Food Trucks

  • Roadhouse Grille
  • Bradley’s Creamery
  • The Inka Trailer
  • Cousin Maine Lobster

Schedule

  • 9 AM – 4:30 PM | Dog Vendors | Lot B
  • 10 – 10:45 AM | Doga with Yoga Muttz | Wills Perennial Garden
  • 10 AM – 12 PM | Tots! | Children’s Garden
  • 9 AM – 4 PM | Food Trucks | Lot B & Beer Garden
  • 11 AM – 2 PM | Live Performance by Shannon LaBrie | Beer Garden
  • 11 AM – 11:45 AM | Contest Registration opens | Arboretum Lawn
  • 12 PM | Costume Contest begins | Arboretum Lawn

Sunday October 23

Vendors

  • Proverbs 12:10
  • Pet Musings
  • Wendy Jo Photography
  • Instinct Dog Training
  • Weenie Wraps
  • Cheekwood Giftshop
  • Spotted Dog Bakery
  • Doggie Doodles by Dina

Food Trucks

  • Chivanada
  • Gypsy Crepe
  • Bag Lady’s
  • Daddy’s Dogs
  • King of Pops

Schedule

  • 9 AM – 4:30 PM | Dog Vendors | Lot B
  • 10 – 10:45 AM | Doga with Yoga Muttz | Wills Perennial Garden
  • 9 AM – 4 PM | Food Trucks | Lot B & Beer Garden
  • 11 AM – 2 PM | Live Performance by Les Sabler Quartet | Beer Garden
  • 11 AM – 11:45 AM | Contest Registration opens | Arboretum Lawn
  • 12 PM | Costume Contest begins | Arboretum Lawn

Advanced reservations required for all happenings, workshops, and classes. Additional fees may apply. Capacity is limited.


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