‘Maine Wienerfest’ Is Back In Belfast On Sunday
A whole day of adorable wiener dogs? Count us in!
The ultimate celebration of dachshunds and their passionate owners, Maine Wienerfest, returns to Belfast on Sunday! The 18th annual event will take place from 11am to 3pm, this Sunday, at the beautiful Steamboat Landing Park in Belfast.
Maine Wienerfest originated as an informal picnic and gathering for families who lived with these super cute, tiny dogs. Gradually, it grew to include other activities with the number of dogs and dog lovers increasing each year.
This event is hosted by PAWS Animal Adoption Center, a nonprofit animal shelter serving the Midcoast for 48 years.
The Maine Wienerfest will be held rain or shine with gates opening at 10:30am. Admission is $5 for adults; free for children (12 & under) and dogs.
Check out this video from last year, to see what the fuss is all about!
Here is what's happening at Maine Wienerfest:
10:30am-Gates Open Visit the retail booths, meet and mingle with other dachshund owners, purchase merchandise at the Sales Tent and enjoy some food!
11:45am-Grand Parade of Dachshunds Gather at the south end of Steamboat Landing Park at 11:30am, to “strut with your mutt” around the perimeter of the park at noon!
12:15pm-Raffle Drawings at Doxie Arena Tickets for sale at the Sales Tent. You must be present to win!
12:30pm-Canine Costume Contest at Doxie Arena You will need to register your dog in advance for this competition. Registration is $3 per entry and begins at 11am under the tent at the end of Doxie Arena. The contest will be limited to a maximum of 32 entries.
1:15pm-Doxie Derby Preliminary Heats at Doxie Arena You will need to register your dog in advance for this competition. Registration is $3 per dog and begins at 11am under the tent at the end of Doxie Arena.
2:00pm-Doxie Derby Championships