Dog Friendly Events Happening in October 2018: Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston

Chow & Tabby Management on Oct 3rd 2018

October marks the beginning of the howliday season for pawrents everywhere! Who’s ready to dress up their fur babies? If you’re looking for opportunities to show off your four-legged children in public, here are some local events to check out.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Dog Days of Denton, 9:00AM – 3:00PM

Location: North TX Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd., Denton, TX

Details: This free festival includes a Canine Couture Costume contest, pet tricks, Dancing with your Dog contest, training demos, vendors and more! Don’t miss your chance to try the agility course or the Canine Lure Course ($5 per course donation going to Leader Dog Project). More details can be found here.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Barktoberfest at Mutts Canine Cantina, Dallas, 11AM-3PM

Location: 2889 Cityplace Blvd, Dallas, TX

Details: It’s time to Pug! Pug! Pug! at Mutts Canine Cantina’s Barktoberfest! There will be a fall photobooth, pumpkin margaritas and a vendor market. Come celebrate fall with some good grub and Patron! More information can be found here.

Saturday & Sunday, October 13-14, 2018

Houston Pet Expo:

Location: Lonestar Expo & Convention Center, 9055 Airport Rd, Conroe, TX

Details: Get started early on your holiday shopping for your fur babies! Come find us at the Houston Pet Expo. There will a pet costume contest, demos, pet adoptions, vendors and more! More information and ticket information can be found here.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Pawpalooza, 10-2PM

Location: ZBonz Dog Park, 6950 Camp Bowie W Blvd, Ft. Worth, TX

Details: A great time for the entire family as well as for the pooches! TCAP will be present at the event offering low cost vaccinations. Rescue groups will also have pups available for adoption. This free event will also feature pup vendors as well as food trucks. More information can be found here.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

15th Annual Bull-O-Ween, 5PM-8PM

Location: 1165 S Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville, TX

Details: Bulldog lovers, grab your pups and head over to the Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue group’s annual Bull-O-Ween party! There will be goody bags for the first 100 attendees who purchase their VIP $15 tickets in advance. This also includes a free mystery rescue t-shirt! For more information, click here.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Pit Bull Pride Day Hosted by Texas PFPB Team! , 11AM-3PM

Location: Coyote Drive In, 223 NE 4th St, Ft Worth, TX

Details: Pinups for Pitbulls is presenting Pit Bull Pride Day 2018! This is a free event for pit-pawrents featuring pet vendors, adoptions, training demos, a pet costume contest, raffles and more! Click here to get more information.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Pawtoberfest, 10AM-6PM

Location: 300 N Plano Rd, Richardson, TX

Details: The Richardson Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its 3rd annual Pawtoberfest at Huffhines Park. This is a “special feature” along the longstanding Huffhines Art Trails. Enjoy sipping craft beer, food trucks, live music, shopping and more. Pawtoberfest Pawkages cost $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. More information can be found here.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 26-28, 2018

World Gay Rodeo Finals

Location: Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Dr, Mesquite, TX

Details: Although not specifically a dog event, Chow & Tabby will be a vendor sponsor at the World Gay Rodeo Finals at the Mesquite Rodeo Arena. In 2018, the IGRA’s 19 member associations are scheduled to produce 10 local and regional rodeos. IGRA contestants compete for points all season and at season’s end the top 20 men, women and teams in each event will receive invitations to perform in the World Gay Rodeo Finals presented by IGRA. More information can be found here.