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Pinecrest Gardens will become haunted by four-legged ghouls and their scary human companions as Paws4you celebrates Howl-O-Ween. The event features tricks and treats, a costume contest, a Doggie Fun Zone Agility course, food, drinks, live entertainment, a spooky Kids’ Zone and pumpkin patch.  

Come with the whole family for a day of fun:

  • Doggie Fun Zone: Come have your dog try running in the Doggie Fun Zone agility course.

  • Trick or Treat: Visit our sponsors and vendors to enjoy a special trick or treat.

  • Dog Costume Contest: Get dressed in your best Halloween costumes and enter to win amazing prizes at the costume contest.

  • Pumpkin Patch Photos: Come take a family picture at our Pumpkin Patch Photo Shoot. All donations go to PAWS4you Rescue.

  • Shop at Unique Booths: Enjoy shopping and help support our local businesses.

  • Kids Zone: Enjoy making some spooky Halloween arts and crafts in the Kids Zone.

  • Meet PAWS4you Dogs: Come meet some of our PAWS4you rescue dogs and find out more information about the rescue.



With the popularity of our large events, we encourage you to plan ahead when coming to a festival. In addition, we highly recommend taking advantage of options for offsite nearby parking and the Pinecrest People Mover. Free parking is located in the following locations:

  • Pinecrest Gardens parking lot.

  • Village Green field behind the Pinecrest Community Center.

  • Christ the King Lutheran Church parking lot on 112 and 57th Ave.

  • Red Road / 57th Avenue along the east side of Pinecrest Gardens. Visitors can park on grass along the road; do not park on the sidewalk and bike trail.

  • Miami Palmetto High School + Pinecrest People Mover are available. Visitors can park in the high school parking lot on 7460 SW 118th St., Pinecrest, FL 33156, hop on the shuttle bus and ride to Pinecrest Gardens. The shuttle will come by every 20 minutes.

Pet Etiquette

Pets are welcome inside Pinecrest Gardens during this annual festival. Please come prepared to our event and follow public pet etiquette so that all visitors feel safe, enjoy a clean facility, and have a great time with their pets. Event organizers reserve the right to eject any aggressive or ill animal.

  • Pay close attention to your dog while inside Pinecrest Gardens and stay alert to other visitors with dogs. 

  • all dogs must be on a fixed leash at all times while in Pinecrest Gardens. Your leash should be short enough to prevent your dog from contacting or jumping on others. Do not play while on a leash.

  • Do not allow your dog to approach strangers or other dogs without permission.

  • Ask permission before petting another visitor’s dog.

  • Pick up after your dog. If you run out of bags, please ask the Paws4You Rescue volunteers wearing red t-shirts for one.

  • If your dog shows aggression, it should not be around other people, children, or dogs.

Pet owners assume full responsibility for their pets. Howl-O-Ween event organizer Paws4U, Pinecrest Gardens, and The Village of Pinecrest cannot be held liable for any incidents or injury. A waiver must be signed by all visitors attending with a dog. By entering the festival, attendees accept full responsibility for risks to themselves and their pets.