Highlight of Oktoberfest

Wiener Dog Races are a highlight on Sunday of Oktoberfest.  These fierce competitors go head-to-head or perhaps head-to-tail on Sunday from 12:00 noon to about 5:00 pm.  They line up at the starting line and tear down the race field at tremendous speed!

  • Races are held Sunday of Oktoberfest (rain or shine) at 12:00 noon.
  • Check in and walk-in registrations begins at 9:00 AM on Sunday.
  • Contestants are allowed practice runs between 9:00 am and 11:30 am before the racing begins
  • There is a limit of 70 racers, walk-ins are welcome, but are not guaranteed to participate. Register in advance to be assured of a race.
  • Races are held at the Oktoberfest Kindergarten at St. Mary School Yard (across the street from St. Mary Parish Church)
  • Each Wiener Dog entry must have two race handlers.
  • Registration fee is $10 for each race, payable at sign in.
  • You must have a proof of rabies vaccination at registration.

Registration will begin July 1, 2024.

If you think your dachshund is a potential champion – fill out an application and be ready to take the field.   Registration will begin in July 1, 2024.