Event For Wiener Dog Lovers On Oct. 20 In WPB

They’re long, they’re cute and sometimes quite stubborn. They hail from near and far. They will be pampered and rescued, naked and dressed-up. Dachshunds of all ages, sizes, colors, coats (and even some with wheels) are preparing for the second annual Dachstoberfest. The event will take place Sunday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the great lawn at the corner of Clematis and Narcissus in downtown West Palm Beach.

Admission is free. Proceeds from vendors along with entry fees from Doxie Dash Racing and contests will benefit the Dachshund Rescue South Florida, a local nonprofit organization.

“Hundreds of wiener-dogs and their owners attended last year. We are hoping to draw even more this time,” said Monika Stefaniak, an event organizer and mother to four red doxie-girls. “A couple of lucky doxies even found their forever families due to the event.”

The event was showcased in The New Barker magazine.

Is your dachshund fast and furious? Sign him or her up for Doxie Dash Racing, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If your doxie prefers to get dressed up, there will be a costume contest and owner-pet lookalike competition. Friendly dogs of all breeds are welcome. No retractable or flexi leads are allowed.

Get all the latest news, vendor information and schedule at www.dachstoberfest.com and visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dachstoberfest.