MAPLEWOOD AND MILLBURN, NJ - This weekend, Strut Your Mutt, the annual Essex County Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest, will be held at three locations, including the South Mountain Dog Park.
The South Mountain Dog Park event will be on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m., with registration at 1:15 p.m.
“The Essex County Dog Parks have become popular places for dog owners to bring their faithful companions. In turn, the canine costume parades are growing into a favorite Halloween celebration for everyone to enjoy. Whether you own a dog or not, we invite you to come see creative costumes worn by dogs of all breeds,” said Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo.
Strut Your Mutt is a free event with prizes awarded to winners.
There are also Strut Your Mutt events planned on Saturday at the Brookdale Dog Park in Montclair at 10 a.m. (registration at 9:15 a.m.) , and on Sunday at the Hilltop Dog Park in North Caldwell at 1 p.m. (registration at noon).
Rain dates for the Saturday events are Saturday, Oct. 27, and for the Sunday event is Sunday, Oct. 28.
Note: Anna Sandler, editor of TAPinto SOMA, is the mother of Kelly and Aaron Sandler, and owner of Daisy.