Pooches on parade will kick off Pineville’s 17th annual Fall Fest Oct. 18 in downtown Pineville and at Pineville Lake Park.

Fall Fest on Main Street will feature a pooch parade, dubbed Howl-O-Ween. Pet owners can bring their costumed canines (on leash) to Fluffs of Luv Pet Care, 315 Main St., at 10 a.m. Judges will award prizes and offer $3 nail trims to all pooches present. Proceeds from the nail trimming will benefit the Humane Society of Charlotte.

The two-day festival, Oct. 17-18, features live music, carnival rides, games, foods, crafts, the Children’s Art Show, demonstrations and performers in Pineville Lake Park. Tickets for carnival rides will be sold at both sites. Hayrides are available from downtown to the park.

Downtown will have gourmet and carnival food vendors, live music, balloon twisters, sidewalk sales, local business exhibitions and the “pluck-a-duck” game to benefit the Humane Society of Charlotte.

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