This Saturday, October 27th is a day many of us
have been waiting for - Wiener Fest! This special event is the
largest annual fundraiser benefiting the Aggieland Humane Society,
formerly the Brazos Animal Shelter. The money raised will
directly support animals in our community and help build a new
shelter. Wiener Fest will be held at Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater.
It is a family-friendly day of food, music, fun and more
importantly, the races.
The highlight of the day is the Wiener Races. Tenacious
dachshunds load into boxes and race to the finish line where their
owners are excitedly calling them. The top two dogs in each heat
will continue to the next round of races. There will be a Female,
Male, Senior and Handicap winner. There is still time to sign up
for the races - you can register the day of the race from 8 am -
10:45 am. You need to bring a copy of your dog's Rabies certificate
in order to register. And don't worry - if you don't own a
dachshund you can be in the Wanna-Be-A-Wiener Races. There is an
under 40 lbs category and an over 40 lbs category in order to even
the playing field. All dogs are welcome to participate in the
Wanna-Be Races! This will be the third Wiener Fest that I attend,
and I am still undecided on who is more fun to watch - the dogs
racing or the crazy owners jumping up and down trying to get their
dog's attention. Some dogs are hyper focused and will run straight
to the finish line while others might decide it is more fun to
socialize with the dog next to them.
For those dogs that might not be the most athletic, the costume
contest is for them! There are different categories including
'Look-a-like' for the owner and their pet and 'Most Creative'. For
the athletic humans, there is a 5K Walk/Run that morning starting
at 7:30 am. There will also be different vendors including the
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the
Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.
My dog, Harley, will be racing in the Wanna-Be Races. Hopefully
Harley will pay attention to me and not all the other distractions.
Regardless of how he does I know we will have fun doing something
new together. Wiener Fest is something that you can bring your
family, friends and furry ones to and have a great time!
For more information on Wiener Fest 2012 please visit