The UT Gardens Knoxville is pleased to present our eighth annual Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade and Pet Expo, a fun Halloween-themed event sponsored by the UT Gardens Knoxville and the 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 with prizes, 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 money, pet food or other items 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 look forward to seeing all your pet costuming creativity! Some precautions will be in place. Should the situation change we will keep you posted on our website and on our social media pages.