HOWL'OWEEN at Hatch - The Fancy Dress Competition and One-Stop Night Out for You and Your Dog

Food, drink and retail neighbourhood Hatch is cracking on with its alternative Halloween celebration for you and your pooch this month - with plenty of safety measures in place!

By Ciara Martin | 23 October 2020

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A socially distanced Hatch night out is exactly what you’ve been missing and you don’t want to miss their annual HOWL’OWEEN celebration this month.

It will be the third year running for HOWL’OWEEN which falls on Saturday the 31st October.

Following their new COVID-safe format, their Halloween special is essentially a fancy dress competition for your DOG – you heard that right.

Simply get your pooch dressed up in their finest Halloween clobber and bring them along with you for your Hatch night out – they could be crowned as the doggy best dressed, and who doesn’t want that?

The eagled eyed Hatch team will be on the look out all day for spooky pooches and will snap any fancy-dress hounds with the Hatch Polaroid camera and pin them to the Halloween Hound Hall of Fame.

Like a group of Britain’s Got Talent judges, the guys will then asses the gallery and crown Spooky Pooch 2020!

The winner and its owner will be notified the same night and will win a ton of vouchers for a day out at Hatch and independent shopping emporium Afflecks (which is also doggy friendly).

Located fully outdoors (with plenty of heaters) hatch is the safest place for your one-stop-shop night out. Decorated for Halloween with pumpkin lanterns and plenty of festoon lighting, you and your pals will be sure to feel as spooky as the Addams Family when you step through the door.

The first 50 of you to get there on Halloween night will receive a ghoulish goodie bag full of sweet treats – that’s nice guys.

The team has adjusted this year’s Howl’oween event so that it is compliant with current restrictions whilst still allowing for plenty of spooky pooch action.

Halloween dressing up is encouraged for doggy owners and anyone visiting Hatch on Saturday 31st too and there will also be spot prizes for the best human costumes seen throughout the day.

Howl’oween is free to attend and runs all day on 31st October from opening until close (11am – 9.30pm).