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Strut Your Mutt

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Free and open to the public, Essex County's Annual "Strut Your Mutt" Canine Costume Parade and Contest returns to Brookdale Park this fall!

Come out to the the recently replanted Cherry Lawn (just south of the dog park) to see dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes wearing costumes ranging from sweet and humorous to downright scary. Prizes are awarded in a variety of categories including Most Creative, Cutest, Best Owner-Pet Costume and County Executive's Choice.

This canine parade is brought to you by Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive, The Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs.

Our Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contests have become a popular event for dog owners to show off their creative talents, celebrate their pets and share a happy event with other dog owners. Whether or not you have a dog, come join us, pick your favorites and enjoy the parade.
— Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.

Registration begins at 9:15am with the parade starting at 10:00am. Rain date is Sunday, October 25. Click to download flyer.

Earlier Event: October 17
Fall Fine Art & Crafts Show
Later Event: November 10
Leash Manners