Dachstoberfest Returns Oct. 19

They’re long, they’re cute and sometimes quite stubborn. Dachshunds of all ages, sizes, colors, coats (and even some with wheels) are preparing for the third annual Dachstoberfest on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Great Lawn at Clematis and Narcissus in West Palm Beach.

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

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

Is your dachshund fast and furious? Sign up for Doxie Dash Racing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If your doxie prefers to get dressed up, there will be a costume contest and owner-pet look-alike competition. Friendly dogs of all breeds are welcome. No retractable or flexi leads allowed. Learn more at www.dachstoberfest.com or www.facebook.com/dachstoberfest.