An Addams Family Pug-O-Ween @ Evergreen State Fairgrounds

Non-pugs also welcome 🐶

📸: Church of Pug

📆 Saturday, October 14th
⏰ 12 – 2:30 pm
📍 Evergreen State Fairgrounds: 14405 179th Ave SE, Monroe
🎟 $10 suggested donation per person

They’re creepy, and they’re kooky. They’re also big ol’ cuties.

For what will probably be the most adorable event of the season, point your car toward Monroe, park at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, and prepare to make weird baby sounds as you experience An Addams Family Pug-O-Ween. Put on by the Church of Pug, a nonprofit animal shelter that specializes in pug rescue, it’s an opportunity not just to see a dog parade, check out the vendors, etc., but also to raise money for the organization and learn more about adoption and volunteering.

Though pugs are the reason for the event’s namesake, the organizers welcome all friendly dogs and their responsible owners to participate in the many festivities. And, of course, they strongly encourage Halloween costumes, Addams Family or otherwise. I know you have the goofiest thing in your closet for exactly this kind of event, and that your dog loves wearing it, and that you all show me pictures of them in said costumes when we run into each other at shows and bars.

Me, I have a cantankerous, half-blind corgi-chihuahua who tolerates costumes but doesn’t tolerate most strangers, so I will be a responsible owner and not bring her. But you can always ask me for pictures. Here’s my spooky little girl eating a carrot while dressed as a pumpkin and set to “Monster Mash.”

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Marcus Gorman is a Seattle-based playwright and film programmer. He once raised money for a synagogue by marathoning 15 Adam Sandler movies in one weekend. You can find him on Instagram and Twitter @marcus_gorman.