Furry Invasion at Elitch Gardens

Furry Invasion Forecast for Elitch Gardens’ 14th Annual
Fright Fest Pet Parade on Saturday, October 13

Pets and Humans to Compete in Hairy Costume Contest;
Proceeds Benefit Dumb Friends League

DENVER, CO (September 24, 2012)—Find out what the hot Halloween costumes are for 2013 at Elitch Gardens’ 14th annual Fright Fest Pet Parade on Saturday, October 13. Pets and their owners, tails wagging, will strut their stuff on stage beginning at 1pm competing for great prizes and annual bragging rights. Award categories include “Funniest,” “Best Pet-Owner Combination,” and “Most Original.” All types of domestic pets in costume are welcome to compete.

“Some pet owners spend the entire summer planning their Fright Fest Pet Parade costumes, and it shows,” said Tracy Durham, marketing director for Elitch Gardens. “Every year I continue to be stunned as pets and their humans hit the runway in outrageous and creative costumes. The laughter from the crowd and other participants is amazing. Plus, it’s a great way to support the Dumb Friends League right here in downtown Denver.”

Deadline for early registration is Friday, September 28. For a registration form, visit www.elitchgardens.com/pet-parade. The entrance fee is $20 per pet for early registration and $45 per pet day-of event. One-hundred percent of registration fees will benefit the Dumb Friends League, which is a national leader in providing humane care to lost and abandoned animals; rescuing sick, injured and abused animals; adopting pets to new homes; helping pets stay in homes; and educating pet owners and the public about the needs of companion animals.

Creepy decorations, fun contests, a trick-or-treat trail and costume contest for kids will all be part of the fun every weekend in October. The popular “family by day, fright by night” Halloween party is open Friday nights, Saturday and Sunday featuring silly and scary shows, disgusting dares, terrifying walk-through attractions and wandering ghouls. Elitch Gardens’ two horrifying haunted houses, “Blood Bath” and “The Suffering” will open at 6pm and require additional admission – $8 for one house, $12 for two. Front of the line VIP admission for both houses is $29.99. All other rides and shows are included in park admission. Fright Fest is included with Season Pass admission.

Tickets are $43.99 for those 48” and taller, guests under 48” tall or over 62 years old pay just $29.99. Get more “boo” for your “buck” by purchasing online at www.elitchgardens.com. Dare to visit www.elitchgardens.com/frightfestdenver for all the frightening details and discounted tickets.

ABOUT ELITCH GARDENS
Located in the heart of Downtown Denver, Elitch Gardens Theme Park features the most thrilling rides and family entertainment in a five-state region. From coasters to haunted houses there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Visit www.elitchgardens.com for more information.

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