The Temecula Valley Dachshund Club is hosting its Fifth annual Wine Country Wiener Fest on Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 11am to 4pm at the Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula, California. This is the third year that the event will be held at Mount Palomar Winery.
This family friendly event offers games, raffles, local vendors, a silent auction, door prizes and wiener dog races throughout the day. For the adults there is wine tasting available and limited edition WCWF (Wine Country Wiener Fest) logo wine glasses. Raffle tickets are available for purchase pre-sale at Wienerfest.info and the day of the event. There are food and beverages available for purchase both pre-sale at Wienerfest.info and on the day of the event.
The highlight of each year’s WCWF is the “Dexter’s Derby” Dachshund races. Dachshunds of all ages and mixes are invited to sign up to race in one of four divisions which will be broken down into four heats each. The winner of each of the four divisions (puppies, adult, seniors, mixes) advances to the final race where each division winner will have the chance at becoming the next “Dexter’s Derby Grand Champion”. Dexter’s Derby is run in memory of a foster doxie named Dexter who suffered from a neurological disorder that prevented him from walking. Last year’s Grand Champion winner was Presley Caetta from Placentia, CA, who completed the 53 foot sprint in 2.43 seconds which is 15 mph! The "Wieners" of the remaining divisions were Frankie Turnbull from Orange in the Puppy Division, Harry Wiener from Temecula in the Senior Division, and Spooky from Murrieta in the Doxie-Mix Division.
There will also be numerous Doxie games and contests throughout the day to include: guess the number of biscuits in the jar, longest and lightest wieners, best Doxie kisser and Doxie bingo. Also returning this year due to its very popular debut was the “Destroy the Toy” competition, won by Marley Cossaboom of Murrieta, who removed the squeeker from a plush toy in less than 4 minutes!
For a look at the 2013 Wine Country Wiener Fest check out the photos taken by members of the TVDC Meet Up group at the link TV Doxie Club.
The Pampered Pooch Spa & Bowtique will be offering $5 nail trims with all proceeds going to the Doxie rescue. All donations and event purchases are tax deductible contributions to AHDRS. All proceeds from WCWF logoed glasses, t-shirts, raffle tickets and wiener dog race entry sales will go to benefit the Almost Home Dachshund Rescue Society and Sunny Oasis Dachshund Rescue.