Calling All Wiener Dogs! 2nd Annual Wiener Dog Races at Kirkland Oktoberfest, Sept 28

Back by popular demand, the running of the Wiener dogs at Kirkland’s Oktoberfest!

1 PM Sunday, September 28, Marina Park

This fulfilled event welcomes all ages. 

Beginning at 1 PM, Dachshunds race a course that’s just their size to be the First Place Wiener err– Winner!  All doxies welcome to go for the “gold”- no papers needed!

The number of qualifier races will depend on how many wiener dogs are registered, so make sure your dog is in the running! No fee to race!  Donations to the Homeward Pet Adoption Center will be greatly appreciated and there will be a donation box at the races.  Semi-final winners will compete in the grand finale race held sometime between 2:15 - 3 PM, depending on number of entrants. Be sure to read Race Rules.

Whether you think your own wiener dog has what it takes to be a champion or you just want to see the sight of dozens of cute pups dashing for glory, the 2nd Annual Kirkland Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Race is a playful event not to be missed!

Be sure to yell for your favorite dachshund when the race official sounds the “go” whistle! This is a timed competition on a grass track stretching 30 yards from start to finish. But don’t be surprised if more than a few dogs take time out along the way to socialize with fans and onlookers!


Date: Sunday, September 28

Start time: 1 PM, Wiener check in: 12:30 PM

Location: Marina Park, Kirkland, WA

Kirkland Oktoberfest is 21+ with valid ID and runs from Friday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 28. 

The Wiener Dog Races are free to watch and are open to all ages on Sunday, Sept. 26.

Interested in participating? Click here to learn more.