« Back to October Events

Howl-o-ween at Fairchild, bring your dog!
Howl-o-ween at Fairchild, bring your dog!

Note: This event has already taken place. If you are interested in learning about current and upcoming Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Events, click here.

When: Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

This Howl-o-ween bring your dog to Fairchild! 

Enjoy special activities for pups as you parade through Fairchild’s lush tropical surroundings.


  • Howl-o-ween Dog Fashion Show and Costume Contest with Prizes from The Dog Bar
  • Gourmet Hot Dog Court
  • Demonstrations & Lectures
  • Canine Caricatures and Photographs
  • Doga - Yoga for dogs! Provided by The Green Monkey.

Lectures (Corbin Classroom A)

11:30 a.m. Kate Long, Therapy Dogs, Inc.
12:30 p.m.  Donna Tallon, Executive Director, The Humane Society of Greater Miami

Demonstrations  (Cycad Circle)

11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Agility, Paws in Motion
11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Rally & Obedience, Miami Obedience Club

Demonstrations (Garden House Lawn)

1:30 p.m.   Officer Engman, Coral Gables K-9 Unit
10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Dog Scouts - Troop 157

2:00 p.m. Howl-O-Ween Dog Fashion Show and Costume Contest with top prizes provided by The Dog Bar

DOGA (Bailey Palm Glade)
*Please bring your own mat

12:30 p.m. Interactive Yoga for Pets and Owners with Green Monkey

Howl-o-ween Rules:

  • 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.

Admission: Free for Fairchild Members and children 5 and under.

Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17. 

Eco-discount: If you walk, ride your bike or take public transportation to Fairchild, receive $5 off admission for adults and $2 off admission for children. Members, remember to bring your Rewards Card to earn your gift passes! 

Military Discount: We are pleased to offer active military personnel free admission. In addition, admission for spouses is $20 and children $10. Please present Military IDs.


Events Calendar

Loading events...

To go directly to Fairchild's Events section, click here.

Discounts for Members
Discounts for Members
Fairchild members receive discounts on products and services from over 200 local partners through our Branch Out Program. More