Long Branch Fall Festival & Pooch Parade


October 22


Pier Village


Join us for family fun and a costume pet parade at the Long Branch Fall Festival & Pooch Parade on October 22, 2022 from 11AM – 4PM. (Rain Date 10/23)

Music | 11AM – 4PM with DJ JoJo | 1PM – 5PM Bavarian German Band performing with Traditional Bavarian Dancers.

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 12PM with the line-up starting at 11:30AM. Click HERE to register your dog. All proceeds to 3 Hearts 4 Paws.

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 and Arcade Games.

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

Live on Location with 94.3 The Point ‘s Lou Russo | 11AM – 1PM

Pumpkin Carving Demonstrations | 11AM – 4PM

Animal Adoptions | 3 Hearts 4 Paws Animal Rescue

Bracelet Making with Little Words Project.

Physic Readings by Gifted Sara.

Flight on Ice at the Pier Giveaway | First 50 people that stop by get two free tickets. Flight on Ice is returning to the Pier at Festival Plaza! Visit our booth for some fun family giveaways and a chance to receive free skating passes for our upcoming skating season. Visit www.flightonice.com for more information on our return! We can’t wait to see you and your family skating this November!

Oktoberfest | McLoone’s Pier House, Branch Cantina, Maya and the Carousel Bar will feature a special Oktoberfest menu. Make your reservations today!

Shopping | aXd by Alba, Charleston Shoe Company, Little Words Project, Molly and Zoey, Molly and Zoey Undercover, Salt Nation Surf Shop, Little Words Project, Doggie Sweets, Baldy Art Gallery,  and over 30 makers and artisan vendors.

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


94.3 The Point | Doggie Sweets | Little Words Project | Meryem Gifts| Mimma Designs | Barefoot Sandals | Janelles Flame | Gift Sara | Freedom Pottery | J&N Soto Designs | Noreen Designs | Cole Craft | Valerie’s Gallery | Pink Organic Skin Care | Sparkles & Swirls | Crystal by Khrystle | Moon Archer | CGZ Glassworks | Animal Body Works and Aromatherapy | Borne de Mexico |  Clarissa Clay Pots | Hand Drawn by Gabby | Stained Glass Works | Daria’s Accents | Green Leaf Pet Resort | Long Branch Animal Hospital | Mazza Recycling | The Shore House | The Max Challenge| Flight on Ice at the Pier | Long Branch Teachers Association | 3 Hearts 4 Paws Animal Rescue | Marions Creations | Defy Active & Lounge Wear | Cutco | Carols Custom Birdhouses


Rules and Regulations:

 Dogs must be registered for Parade by 11:15 AM.

    • – Registered Participants will check in at Doggie Sweets between 10AM – 11AM to 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.

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