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Hatch host Howl’oween event where dogs are invited to arrive in fancy dress

Food, drink and retail neighbourhood Hatch is staging its alternative Halloween celebration for dogs and their owners on 31 October. And fancy dress for pooches is encouraged.

The Manc The Manc - 23rd October 2020

2020 has been ruff. But thankfully, there’s a paw-some event coming up that should save the year from being total dog’s dinner.

Food, drink and retail neighbourhood Hatch is hosting a Howl’oween celebration for dogs and their owners on 31 October – encouraging pooches to turn up in fancy dress!

Prizes for the best-looking dogs will be up for grabs – whilst staff will be circling the venue and snapping away on their cameras; getting some glorious pictures to add to the Halloween Hound Hall of Fame.

Traders will also be set up and serving everything from bao buns to bangers during the event – with extra doggy bowls and snacks for the four-legged guests.

The centrepiece of Howl’oween 2020, however, is the Spooky Pooch Competition.


The best-dressed pup of the entire event will win a bundle of vouchers for a doggy day out at Hatch and independent shopping emporium Afflecks – the dog-friendly shopping emporium in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

It’s also worth getting down early for the event, as ghoulish goodie bags will be given to the first 50 guests to arrive!


Fitted with heaters and pumpkin-themed decorations exclusively for the occasion, Hatch has also been made COVID-secure – with a check-in process for visitors and all food/drink delivered to tables. Guests must not visit with anyone from outside their household.

Howl’oween is free to attend and runs all day on October 31 – opening at 11am and finishing at 9.30pm.

For more information, head on over to the Hatch website.

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