Pooch Parade

October 23, 2021   |   9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Pooch Parade

Calling all costumed canines! Join the Pooch Parade and you might just trot away a winner. Whether your dog is ‘paw’sitively 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.

Categories for the costume contest include:

  • Favorite Artist
  • Best Adult Owner + Dog Combo
  • Best Child Owner + Dog Combo
  • Spookiest Costume
  • Grand Prize – Best Overall

Prizes will be provided by Painted Paw Studio, Proverbs 12:10, The Doggie Joggers, and Poodoo Leash.

Reserve Tickets  |  Advanced Reservation Required

*Please note dogs are not allowed inside any buildings. We ask that all pups be on a leash.

Vendors | Lot B

  • Painted Paw Studio
  • Paws Down the Aisle
  • Proverbs 12:10
  • Spotted Dog Bakery
  • Crossroads Campus
  • Volunteer State Doberman Rescue
  • The Doggie Joggers
  • Pet Musings

Food Trucks | Lot B and Beer Garden

  • Bag Lady’s
  • Nashville Chicken and Waffles
  • King of Pops
  • Daddy’s Dogs
  • 4 Paws Pastries

Schedule

10 AM – 12 PM | Live Music by John Alan Miller and Hannah May Allison | Beer Garden

10 AM – 12 PM | Tots! Now Tuesday through Saturday | Picnic Lawn

10 AM | Storytime | Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden

10 AM | Walk-up Garden Tour | Bradford Robertson Color Garden

10:30 AM | Morning Costume Contest | Arboretum Lawn

10:45 AM | Storytime | Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden

11:15 AM | Morning Pooch Parade | Arboretum Lawn

11:30 AM | Storytime | Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden

12 PM | Pupsicle Eating Contest

12 PM | Live Music by Jess Nolan | Beer Garden

2 PM | Walk-up Garden Tour | Bradford Robertson Color Garden

2 PM | Afternoon Costume Contest | Arboretum Lawn

2:45 PM | Afternoon Pooch Parade | Arboretum Lawn

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


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