For the fourth year running now and after the event proved pretty popular when it popped up last October, Manchester’s award-winning food, drink and retail destination is bringing an alternative Halloween celebration to its fabulous dog-friendly space on Oxford Road from 12pm on Sunday 31 October.
It’s the return of Howl’oween – a “Halloween party for hounds”.
The highlight of every Howl’oween is always the ‘Spooky Pooch Competition’, where the best-dressed dogs will be crowned the winner by a killer combo of dog groomer extraordinaire, Tom Heaton-Clarke from BBC’s Pooch Perfect, along with a panel of some of Manchester’s finest stylists and costume designers.
For this year’s competition, there’ll be four categories – Best Small Dog, Best Medium Dog, Best Large Dog, and Best Owner / Dog Combo – and there’ll be some trophies and exciting hampers for the winners to get their paws on.
Hatch will also be throwing a doggie disco hosted by local DJs The Swaywards, where you can expect a playlist of pup-themed hits to be blasted out.
A ‘mut-market’ with plenty dog-themed stalls will also be running throughout the day.
Howl’oween 2021 is free to attend from 12 – 5pm, with the Spooky Pooch competition judging from 12-3pm, the markets open until 5pm, and the disco commencing from 3-5pm.
This will be followed by a Back To Ar’ Gaff DJ and Hatch will, as usual, remain open till late.
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