Between the star-studded stage performances, parades of pooches on the runway and an assortment of crowd-and-canine approved activities, nearly 7,000 people and pups had a ‘dog gone’ good time at Bridgeland’s annual Howl-O-Ween Fest on Saturday, Oct. 25th.
Amidst the day’s fun, more than $3,500 was raised for local pet rescue groups, bringing the total amount collected during the last six Howl-O-Ween Fests to approximately $12,400.
“We’re thrilled that this year’s Howl-O-Ween Fest was another success,” said Peter Houghton, Vice President of Master Planned Communities for Bridgeland. “Welcoming and offering the general public a day of fun in Bridgeland is something we truly enjoy doing, especially when we’re also able to raise money to put back into the community while doing it.”
The former winners of America’s Got Talent, the Olate Dogs, dazzled audiences with two stage performances filled with rescue dogs doing back flips, riding scooters and jumping rope. David Chicken and his four-pound Chihuahua, Chacie, also presented their high-energy, Emmy-award winning lineup of songs to spectators. Other guests enjoyed concessions from 14 local food trucks, pumpkin decorating, unique goods from dozens of pet vendors and a fall fest area hosted by Bridgeland’s on-site church, The Foundry.