If you love dressing up your pet, boy is this the event for you. Milk and Honey Ciders in St. Joseph is hosting a dog costume contest this weekend to get into the Halloween spirit.

Calling all pet lovers! Bring out your furry friends for a good old fashioned costume party. Local celebrity judges will be on hand to evaluate contestants on the following criteria: costume design, creativity, humor, originality, behavior & charisma.

The dressing up isn't just for the dogs either. There are prizes for three different categories:

- Most Creative Costume
- Funniest Costume
- Best Owner/Handler Combination

So you're telling me I can reuse my Princess Peach / Toad costume from last year and enter with my dog Norman?! Count me in! I didn't spend all of last October hand sewing him a costume for him to not wear it...

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Other important things to note are

- This is an all-ages event so all costumes must be kid-friendly
- All dogs must be leashed (6ft or less)
- Please be prepared to clean up after your pet if necessary
- There is no fee to enter, but donations to local shelters/rescues are encouraged. (They will be on site for the contest. How cool!)
- To register email taproom@milkandhoneyciders.com and include the following information: Handler's name, pet(s) name, breed, and age.

There will also be food on site for humans from Auntie M's Gluten Free if you need a bite to eat.

All updates for the event will be posted to the Facebook event page.