This year’s Pets and Pumpkins Festival takes place on Saturday, October 18th from 12pm to 5pm. Families with kids AND pets won’t want to miss this day of fun. Two blocks of Historic Commercial Street, between Robberson and Campbell, are sectioned off for the event, which includes, trick or treating (for both human and fur-kids), marshmallow roasting, inflatables, games, food, music and more. Bring your chairs and enjoy the entire day!
Pets and Pumpkins is also host to one of the largest costume parades in SW Missouri. Sponsored by TAME Pet Magazine, both pets and people are invited to enter the walking parade/contest. Winners receive trophies and prizes for the following categories: Best Pet/Owner Combo, Most Original, Funniest, Cutest, Scariest, and Judge’s Overall Favorite. Parade line-up starts at 3:15pm in front of Big Momma’s Coffee and Espresso Bar.
Pets and Pumpkins is a “Rain or Shine” event and the cost is $2.00 for kids (ages 2-16) and $2.00 for pets (fur-kids). With paid admission, attendees are given a wrist or collar band and can take part in ALL the activities at no cost. This includes the walking parade and costume contest!
NOTE: Adults and children under two are admitted free but WILL need to purchase a wristband ($2.00) to take part in the parade/costume contest.
Besides all the fun, one of the BEST things about Pets and Pumpkins is that money raised from the sale of wrist/collar bands is donated to local non-profit organizations. The event helps support organizations dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals and working to educate the public about pet overpopulation.
The Pets and Pumpkins festival is held on Historic C-Street October 18 from 12-5pm. For event and vendor information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 417.830.8121. For more information visit http://www.itsalldowntown.com/petsandpumpkins .
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