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Long Branch Fall Festival and Pooch Parade

October 21, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Join us for family fun and a costume pet parade at the Long Branch Fall Festival & Pooch Parade on October 21, 2023, from 11AM – 4PM. (Rain Date 10/22)

Music | 11AM – 4PM with DJ JoJo | 1PM – 4PM Bavarian German Band performing with Traditional Bavarian Dancers.

Pumpkin Carving Demonstrations | 11AM – 4PM

Pup Photos with Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers at Doggie Sweets | 12PM

Pier Pins | Bowling, V/R Golf, Air Hockey, Pool Tables and more.  | 12PM

Pets | Pooch Parade and Costume Contest with prizes presented by Doggie Sweets, pet messages, trainers, baked goods, pet costumes and more. Pooch Parade will begin at 12:30PM with the line-up starting at 12:00PM. Click HERE to register your dog. All proceeds to the Jersey Shore Animal Shelter.

Yappy Hour at Carousel Bar | 1PM

Football Happy Hour at Wave Resort| 4PM

Children’s Activities | Touch a Truck, Trick or Treating at Pier Village retailers and vendor tables, Face Painting, Henna Art, Inflatable Rides, Games with DJ JoJo and Carousel Rides, Bowling and Arcade Games.

Meet & Greet with Sparky, the Long Branch Fire Department Mascot.

Animal Adoptions | Jersey Shore Animal Center!

Bracelet Making with Little Words Project

Candy Apples at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Donuts at Sundae Donuts

Ice Cream at Coney Waffle and The Baked Bear

Physic Readings by Gifted Sara.

Shopping | aXd by Alba, Sunglass City, Salt Life, Molly and Zoey, Molly and Zoey Undercover, Salt Nation Surf Shop, Little Words Project, Doggie Sweets, Baldy Art Gallery, Strand Salon, Gold’s Gym, Phorm Fitness, and over 50 makers and artisan vendors.

Eat | Starbucks, The Wine Loft, Mr. Wish, Kahuna Burger, Coney Waffle, Sugarpop Candy Bar, Simply Greek, Koto Fusion, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, 7-Eleven, The Robison Ale House, Tony Baloney’s, Hummus Republic, Mason’s Famous Lobster, Playa Bowls, Turning Point, Maya, Carousel Bar, Branch Cantina, LBK, Boardwalk Coffee, Gavone’s, Sundae Donuts, Salt Steak House, The Baked Bear, McLoone’s Pier House, Avenue and Sirena.

Play | Pier Pins, Boardwalk Fun & Games, Pier Village Carousel

Vendors | To Be Announced 

Rules and Regulations:

 Dogs must be registered for Parade by 12:15PM.

    • – Registered Participants will check in at Doggie Sweets between 11AM – 12PMto check in

• Registration fee is $5.00. Click HERE to register your dog. 

• All dogs must be on a leash and licensed and pre-registered for the event.

• Female dogs in heat will not be permitted

• Children 12 and under with dogs in the parade must be accompanied by an adult (minimum one adult per child)

• Awards will be presented immediately following the parade

The Long Branch Fall Festival and Pooch Parade is presented by Pier Village and The City of Long Branch with a special thanks to Doggie Sweets.


October 21, 2023
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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