Roanoke Fall Festival features pet parade, contest at town park Sept. 6

The 2018 Roanoke Fall Festival Pet Parade will take place Thursday, Sept. 6, at Roanoke Park. Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. and the parade begins at 7 p.m.

The event is hosted by The Dog House Grooming Salon & Spa.

Contestants will be judged and awarded first, second and third-place prizes on the most creative, owner and pet lookalike, best dressed and best combo categories.

Registration is free. One pet per entry form will be accepted and every pet must be leashed, crated or securely restrained.

No large-hooved animals will be allowed. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration forms can be obtained by picking one up at The Dog House, 429 Seminary St., emailing or printing one from the shop’s Facebook page at

Registration forms must be turned in no later than Sept. 3.