Howl-O-Ween Fest 2012 was a "spook-tacular" success as more than 8,500 people and their furry friends enjoyed a day of crisp, fall weather in Bridgeland Oct. 27.
The work of Villafane Studios sculptor Alfred Paredes was an event highlight. He displayed several completed pumpkins with intricately carved faces and then worked on dog-inspired pumpkins during Howl-O-Ween Fest explaining to crowds how he works and sharing tips on how to carve 3-D pumpkins at home.
Other activities included a splashy stage show by Pets Overboard, Guennadi and his world-famous dog and clown act, 3-D chalk artist Anat Ronen, a chance for people to create wax hands and carnival-themed games and rides sponsored by The Foundry Church. A caravan of food trucks quieted hunger growls throughout the day.
All proceeds raised at Howl-O-Ween Fest were shared among the 10 dog rescue groups participating in the event. These organizations help rescue, foster and adopt pets in need across the Houston area.
Last, but certainly not least, we would like to thank our Howl-O-Ween Fest sponsors: J. Kyle Homes, The Foundry Church, Charles E. Dyer IV, DDS, Schwartz, Page and Harding, KGA/DeForest, Partners in Building, Sonora Construction, Highland Homes, David Weekley Homes, Texas Dogs & Cats Magazine, Life + Dog Magazine, Houston Dog Blog, Doody Calls, Houston Landscape Unlimited, RE/MAX — The Lippincott Team, Perry Homes and Trendmaker Homes.
Photos of the festivities are below. Save the date for Oct. 26, 2013, for next year's Howl-O-Ween Fest!!!