Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade & Pet Expo

  • Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 1-5pm
  • Cost: Free to attend, fee for parade participants

The UT Gardens, Knoxville is pleased to present our tenth annual Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade & Pet Expo, a fun Halloween-themed event sponsored by the UT Gardens, Knoxville and the UT College of Veterinary Medicine. Catering to dogs and dog lovers, this event will promote the invaluable resource of the UT Gardens and the College of Veterinary Medicine as well as many other dog-related nonprofits and businesses in the Knoxville area.

This fun event with a spooky twist will include a judged costume parade, an expo of educational booths, pet businesses and rescue groups, food trucks and more. We will be hosting a pet food drive to benefit Companion Animal Initiative of Tennessee (CAIT), which works to improve the lives of companion animals and reduce the homeless pet population in Tennessee by promoting humane education and spay/neuter initiatives. Please consider donating to support them in their mission.

This event will be held rain or shine. We are excited to be able to hold this in-person and are looking forward to admiring your pet costuming creativity!

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Support Local Rescues & Shelters!

Don’t forget that most, if not all, of the rescues and nonprofits that will be exhibiting at Howl-O-Ween depend largely on contributions from animal lovers like you to continue their great work. Howl-O-Ween will be a great time to show them your support and appreciation for the service they provide. Please give generously!

Pet Expo

A great mix of pet-related businesses and nonprofits will be on hand at Howl-O-Ween this year!

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Top Dog Expo Vendors:

Bench Dog Wood Shop

Emory Animal Hospital

Off Leash K9 Training

Expo Vendors:

Admiral Veterinary Hospital

Belly Rubs Basset Rescue

CAC/Office on Aging Knox PAWS and Feed-a-Pet

ChainFree Knoxville

Dawgy Suds

Dog Friendly Knoxville

Fairview Animal Hospital

FreetoFeet Collars

H.A.L.T. (Humans & Animals Learning Together)

HSET (Humane Society of East Tennessee)

K9 Camp Pet Sitting and Training

Kennedy Animal Treats

Lucy’s Lovelies

Match Pet Brands

Pet Nanny Pet Care

Pup Purrfect Designs, LLC

Spears Sitting Service

The Bark

The Motivated Mutt

Thoughtful Paws Co.

Tim’s Fencing

Village Pharmacy


You x 2 Pet Sitting Services

Young-Williams Animal Center

Food Trucks:

Donut Theory

King of Pops

Smith’s Endzone BBQ

Vic Tio Tacos

Your Sugar Therapy