For Immediate Release
Bring Your Pooch to Howl-O-Ween at Fairchild on October 30th!
Coral Gables, FL, October 10, 2011— Don’t miss out on one of the only days of the year that guests can bring their pooch to Fairchild—Sunday, October 30, 2011. At Fairchild’s Howl-o-ween event, now in its third year, guests can take advantage of a great opportunity to enjoy special activities just for pups as they parade through Fairchild’s lush surroundings all the while showing off their Halloween costumes. Guests and their dog can attend informative lectures, watch agility, obedience, and rally demonstrations, visit the Gourmet Hot Dog Court, get a canine caricature and photograph or enter the costume contests to win special prizes from The Dog Bar. Now that‘s something to wag your tail about!
Lectures (Corbin Classroom A)
12:00 p.m. Cherly Volker, Therapy Dogs
2:00 p.m. Donna Tallon, Executive Director, Humane Society of Miami
Demonstrations (Cycad Circle)
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Agility, Paws in Motion
11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Rally & Obedience, Jill Sidran and Friends
Demonstrations (Garden House Lawn)
1:30 p.m. Officer Engman, Coral Gables K-9 Unit
10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Heavy Paws, Dog Scouts of America
2:30 p.m. Howl-O-Ween Dog Fashion Show and Costume Contest with top prizes provided by The Dog Bar
- To protect our plant collections, please keep your dogs on the path or on grassy areas. Dogs are not permitted to walk onto planting beds.
- Dogs must be current on all vaccinations and have a current rabies tag attached to their collar.
- Dogs must be leashed at all times and under the control of their handlers. Do not unleash your dog at any time.
- Dog handlers are required to clean-up after their dogs. Dog handlers must use "doggie bags" and dispose of them in the designated receptacles.
- Aggressive dogs are not permitted in the garden. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden reserves the right to refuse entry to, or remove, any dog thought to be dangerous to visitors or other dogs.
- Dogs in heat are prohibited from entering the garden.
- Most importantly, we ask that you use good judgment on all matters concerning your dog. This will ensure an enjoyable and safe visit for you and your best pal.
3rd Annual Scarecrow Competition
Enter into this year’s competition by creating an original botanical themed scarecrow!
All scarecrows will be showcased at our Edible Garden Festival through our Howl-o-ween event October 30. Guests will be able to cast votes to help us decide who will win the 2011 competition. Download a rules and application packet.
About Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. It is one of the premier conservation and education-based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation. Fairchild has field programs in over 20 countries throughout the tropical world including the Indonesia, South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Southeast Asia. Fairchild’s palm and cycad collections are considered the greatest collections in the world and are nationally recognized by the American Public Gardens Association. Fairchild has the largest education program in a metropolitan area reaching more than 100,000 schoolchildren in 2011. Fairchild hosts popular events like the Chocolate, Mango, Orchid, Food and Garden, Ramble and Edible Garden Festivals, as well as an annual art exhibition, concerts, plant shows and sales, evening events and more. Fairchild is a not-for-profit organization with 45,000 members. Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, Florida, 33156. Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members. Information at www.fairchildgarden.org and on Facebook and Twitter.