It’s almost time for Howl-O-Weenie!

That’s right — every Georgia dachshund’s favorite day of the year!  It’s like the doxie field day, Prom, Superbowl, Debutante ball, Homecoming, and of course Halloween all wrapped up into one waggy afternoon!  Fun fun fun for the weinerdogs and fun fun fun for the humans!  The big day is always the first Saturday of October.  That’s October 1, 2016, across from The Beach at Clayton County International Park — which is really a cool park, y’all, and close to the airport. Parking? Easy. Space? Lots. Electricity for vendors? Yep. Real bathrooms? You know it. 

What happens at a dachshund festival?  LOTS.  Dachshund events, of course, with all their inevitable silliness.  Races.  An artists market chock full of neato dachshund things and dachshund people things.  A silent auction bursting with  must haves from all over the world, donated by some of the most caring and talented people this side of the Louvre.  Food trucks.  Beer.  T-shirt sales with the annual original Howl design (this year done by Joe Price and it’s supercool, in the style of Charley Harper).  Wanna see it? Ya gotta be there. Music by DJ Brian.  A booth to get your doggie’s nails trimmed and microchip in. Beautiful fall weather and photo opps galore. Bring your picnic blanket or your camp chairs and settle in for a day you will never forget. 

New this year — food trucks!  Tasty Bus will serve hot dogs and tacos! Shane’s Rib Shack will have box lunches.   Repicci’s Real Italian Icetruck will have Italian ice, Gelato, Hot Chocolate (if needed) and Coffee.

Get all the contest details here and on our FB page!  The costumes will be inspiring again this year, and it’s all for FUN — and to raise the money DREAM needs for veterinary care throughout the year.  See you there to HOWL: AROOOOOO~ (say it with me!!!) 

After the event, we always receive tons of tweets and FB posts of exhausted dachshund sleeping in the car on their way home after their big day — you don’t want you dachshund to miss out!

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