High Point, NC-- The Halloween season kicked off this weekend in High Point with the fifth annual Spooktacular.

The best pet costume contest featured cute dogs in a variety of Halloween costumes.

A DJ, live petting zoo, and delicious food such as ice cream and El Poblanos tacos were also big hits at the festival.

Over four local rescue groups were on hand helping the pets to find new homes.

All of the proceeds from the Spooktacular benefited local animal rescues.