17th Annual Dachshund Derby

Dachshund Derby

Sunday, July 28th, 2024

17th Annual Dachshund Derby

*CALLING ALL DOXIES* for the 17th Annual Dachshund Derby! On Sunday, July 28th, we will welcome another 100 doxies for German Fest’s crowd pleaser.

Registration opens at midnight, June 1st

If you are not comfortable with online payment, please reach out to Gail or Beth! We can register you an alternative way.
This year’s Derby events will take place on Sunday, July 28th.  Registration fee is $18, which includes one entry ticket into German Fest.
Due to Summer Fest regulations, pets are NOT allowed to walk around on the grounds. Only registered Dachshunds are permitted on Summer Fest grounds. 
Dog owners need to bring: a crate or kennel labeled with the dog’s first and last name; water dish; leash, and waste bags to keep the racers safe and comfortable in the pet-sitting area.  Doggy Daycare pet-sitting/care services free of charge until 5:30 pm. 

This Dachshund Race

Schedule of Events

Dachshund Registration Table                    11:00am – 12:45pm
German Fest Gate open                                 12:00pm
Blessing of the Doxies                                     1:05pm
Race Heats and Awards                                  1:15pm – 2:30pm
Costume Contest                                              2:30pm
Dachshund Derby concludes                         3:00pm
End of Doggy Day Care                                    5:30pm
The Dachshund Derby has six heats.  Racing heats will be determined by the dogs’ ages:
Braunschweigers     Special Needs and Older dogs
Knockwursts             8 yr +
Schnitzels                   5 yr – 8 yr
Bratwursts                 3 yr – 5 yr
Frankfurters              1 yr – 3 yr
Lil’ Smokies                puppy to 1 yr

About German Fest

German Fest, “Milwaukee’s Original Haus Party” is held, rain or shine, Friday, July 26, from 3 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, June 27, from noon to midnight; and on Sunday, July 28, from noon to 9 p.m. To purchase tickets online, visit https://germanfest.com/store/ 
Please contact Gail Pipke or Beth Ennerking with any questions:
Gail:  Gail.Pipke@vca.com  Cell/text: 262-844-6837
Beth: Benneking5@gmail.com   Cell/text: 414-915-4156
We look forward to seeing you there!

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