Let your canine put their best paw forward at the costume contest this Saturday at Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company. (Dreamstime/TNS)

This weekend’s going to the dogs: 3 things to do in Springfield

Looking for some spooky good fun this weekend? Here are three events you can attend in Springfield that are fun for the whole family, the dog included.

1. Mother Stewart’s Mutts and Goblins

Looking to show off your favorite canine’s cute or horrifying costume this year? Head over to Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company for the Mutts and Goblins event on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. The brewery, located at 109 W. North Street in Springfield, will be hosting the fundraiser to benefit local pet charities, including the Clark County SPCA, the Springfield Animal Hospital and PAWS Urbana. There will be a costume contest with categories for small, medium, and large breeds, as well as prize raffles. Admission is free and open to the public.

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2. Food truck festival at Upper Valley Mall

Are you a chowhound looking for a new food truck fix? The Upper Valley Mall will be hosting a food truck festival on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and feature a wide variety of mobile cuisine to sample from participating food wagons like Soul La Ur Way, Shrimp Lips, TK’S BBQ-N-Fixins and Southern Sisters. Vendors and crafters from around the area will also have merchandise available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public.

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3. The Carpenters Tribute

Enjoy classic ballads like Close to You, Rainy Day and Mondas and We’ve Only Just Begun as performed by Michelle Whited during The Carpenters Tribute. The concert will take place at Kuss Auditorium at the Clark State Performing Arts Center on Saturday and is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. The concert will have a live band and feature many other songs from The Carpenters’ 14-year repertoire. Tickets start at $36.80 and are available at ticketmaster.com.

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