ALTON – The public is invited to bring their furry friends to the Canine Carnival at the Alton Farmer’s & Artisans’ Market on Sat, Sept 25th from 8:00 a.m. until Noon. At this free event organized by Alton Main Street and Trinity’s Way, there will be activities to enjoy and pet-related vendor booths to browse. Plus, you can learn about local animal welfare charities and services for your pets.

Meet at the Bunkhouse Joe Coffee booth for a Pet Parade at 10:00 a.m., and bring your dog dressed to impress because the winner of the costume contest will receive a $25 gift certificate to Petco.

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Vendors will be selling pet-related products such as handmade collars, bandanas, and bow ties, healthy homemade pet treats, organic dog shampoo, and puppy paw balm.

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Water and shade sources and plenty of grass will be available to keep pets comfortable. Leashed pets that are well-behaved in crowds only, please. The Market is held in the parking lot at the corner of Landmarks Blvd. & Henry Street and runs through October 16th on Saturday mornings.

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