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Griffin Pond Animal Shelter kennel manager Janice Schulteis judges a contestant in last year’s pageant.

Griffin Pond Animal Shelter will hold its “Halloween Pet Costume Pageant and Fall Festival” Sunday, Oct. 18, 12:30-3 p.m. at the shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road in South Abington Township. Pageant registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the costume judging begins at 1 p.m.

The registration fee is $5 per pet. Guest judges will be on hand to award winners in categories including most creative, best pet-and-owner character team and best group.

The event will also feature professional and artistic vendors, including a photographer with digital Halloween/Fall themed pet photos, pet paintings, an animal communicator, airbrushed face painting and tattoos, the What the Fork food truck, baked goods and music, as well as craft vendors.

For more information about this event or Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, call 570-585-0514 or visit