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The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom
The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom
Lake George, New York
Dog at The Great Escape

Bark in the Dark

Put your tails in the air like you just don't care!

This year The Great Escape and Friends of Phoebie Animal Rescue are teaming up to celebrate the bone-chilling Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS® by hosting the 9th Annual Bark in the Dark costume parade on Sunday, October 1. Knowing that everyone loves their pooches, dog owners can get their dogs into the Halloween spirit! Dress your pups up in their favorite (or maybe their first-ever) Halloween costume and bring them to the park! First, second and third place winners get special prizes that will make all the other dogs drool.

One free park admission per dog. Doggie family members will receive admission for just kid’s price.

Help Dogs in Need

Guests who bring one of the following items will receive park admission for a discounted rate at the main gate:

  • Dog toy
  • Dog treats
  • Dog bone

All items will be donated to Friends of Phoebie Animal Rescue located in Queensbury. 

Who Can Participate

Participation is open to the public. Each dog will have to sign a safety waiver during the registration process.


  • 12:00 p.m: Register your dog at the Bark in the Dark information table located at the main gate
  • 1:30 p.m: Join us at Ghost Town to watch the puppy line up strut their stuff

All dogs must exit the park by 4:00 p.m.

Fright Fest Presented by SNICKERS® is jam-packed with Thrills by Day, including a FREE Trick or Treat Trail for children 12 and under, as well as daily scream and costume contests.  Don't forget about Fright by Night with Ghost Town: Dead in the West, the popular Dead Man’s Party, Aftermath and Total Darkness haunted walk-through experiences, and thrilling coasters after dark.    

Love dogs? Learn about other ways to help!

Ultimately, our goal is to find permanent, loving homes for unloved and mistreated animals, however forever homes are often the last step in a very long process. Friends of Phoebie Animal Rescue facility trains and rehabilitates foster pets to allow for a seamless transition.  Learn more about Friends of Phoebie and their mission by visiting the Friends of Phoebie Animal Rescue website to donate today. 


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