Howloweenie is a howling good time for
dachshunds and their owners alike!
Be sure to mark your calendar for October 5, 2013, 10:00A.M., so that you can join in the fun at
Liane Levitan Park at Brook Run, 4770 North Peachtree Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338.
The tentative schedule is as follows, being on doxie time, of course:
10:00 The Fun Begins! Artist Market open and contest sign-ups are open (be sure to sign up for the Howling Contest fast!). The silent auction and artist / vendor market is open featuring 25 vendors with unique doxie items! General doxie merriment ensues.
10:15 Howling Contest! The winning dachshund will howl the most soulfully for 30 seconds and the winner receives a spectacular prize basket.
10:30 – 50/50 Raffle begins! Buy a raffle ticket at the IVDD booth for $1. The winning ticket will be drawn at 3:30 – the person holding that ticket will split all the money from the raffle with DREAM!
10:45 Face Kissing contest. Count the kisses in 30 seconds. Round winners move to the final Kiss-Off to crown the champ, who wins a HUGE prize basket.
11:00 Hot dog lunches and BEER goes on sale!
11:15 Costume Contests begin! Our judge panel names 10 finalists. Each of those gets a certificate. The overall winner gets a prize basket. Three main winners: ”Purist” (no float); Those who cannot limit their creativity to things that fit on the dachshund and require extensive props; and People’s Choice. Group costumes encouraged! Our judges will be looking for 1) cleverness / creativity, 2) homemade quality / artisanship, and 3) good execution (that is, can the dachshund walk in the durn thing?).
1:00 Dachshund Dunk. We sink 3 pieces of hot dog in bowls of water. First dachshund to eat their three wins the round. Then a finalist round to find the most determined dunker, who wins a HUGE prize basket.
2:30 Races Begin. Categories for Seniors (12 and over), Wheelchair Dogs, Non-dachshunds, and Speedy Weiners (dachshunds up to 11 years old). Remember, it’s a race of focus, not speed. Every category winner gets a fabulous prize basket. Finalists receive certificates.
3:30 Make your last bids at the Silent Auction.
3:30 – 50/50 Raffle drawing. The person holding the winning ticket will split all the money from the raffle with DREAM!
4:00 We close it out with the Doxie Hokey Pokey. Dance with your dachshund (free contest with a fabulous gift basket prize for most enthusiastic dancer)!
All contests are $5 to enter. All proceeds go to veterinary care for DREAM’s foster dachshunds on their way to their forever homes. All of DREAM’s dogs are adopted fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered, heartworm tested / treated, and all other medical issues addressed. That costs some real kibble!