Strut your mutt this October

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County dog owners are invited to display their creativity and participate in Strut Your Mutt, Essex County’s annual Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, pre-registration of all entries is required; there will be no in-person registration on the day of the parades. To register, visit Participation is free. The costume parades and contests will be held as follows:

  • Saturday, Oct. 24, at 9:30 a.m. at Brookdale Dog Park on Grove Street in Montclair.
  • Saturday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. at Branch Brook Dog Park on Branch Brook Park West near Heller Parkway in Newark.
  • Sunday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m. at Grover Cleveland Park on Brookside Avenue in Caldwell/Essex Fells.

“The Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contests have become popular places for dog owners to bring their faithful companions, show off their creative talents, celebrate their pets and share a happy event with other dog owners,” Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. said.

Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. For more information, call 973-268-3500.