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Get ready for a Wiener Dog invasion!
“We’re finishing up delivering our sponsorship packets, getting the last of the bleachers put in, and just getting ready for the big crowd,” said Buda Lions Club Volunteer Justin Krause.
The Wiener Dog Races as we know them today are a major event in Buda, but that was not always the case.
“The first year we had maybe 30 dogs and we were up in the greenbelt. We got on CBS Morning News being featured right before the Kentucky Derby and qw went from 30 dogs to 600 dogs the next year.”
People from as far as California and Florida bring their pups to compete right here in Buda.
“At 10 a.m. we have the starting of the heat races on Saturday. The top two dogs will qualify for the finals on Sunday afternoon. We have another set of heat races at 2 p.m., and another set of heat races on Sunday morning.”
Even if you don’t have a wiener dog to enter, you can come out and be a spectator.
“We will have about 100 craft booths that feature anything from jewelry, clothing, and Wiener Dog related merchandise. We also have local rescue groups that have rescue dogs and tons of games for the kids.”
A weekend pass is 5 dollars for adults and kids over 12. Children under 12 are free. There is also free parking behind Cabela's and you will be shuttled to City Park. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
This year's theme is 'Wonder Wiener.'
For more information go to www.budalions.com.
VIDEO CLIP: Buda Lions Club Wiener Dog Races Preview Video 2018