Dashing dachshunds will take to the street as the annual Wiener Dog Race revs up with excitement.
A fundraiser for the Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon, there’s still time for people to enter their pooches. In its 13th year, the event is Friday with activities gearing up at 4:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Pendleton’s Main Street. Wiener dog owners (dogs must be at least 50% dachshund) can register in advance for $20. Race day entries are $25.
The event tunes up with family fun, including a bounce house, silent auction, all-breed costume contest (no entry fee) and live entertainment by Mo Phillips & the Thunder Bubbles (4:45 p.m. and 6 p.m.). A popular children’s game features a bone-shaped bean bag toss. Kids who make it into a doggie dish receive a free book from Altrusa International of Pendleton. A beer garden also will be available.
The race activity heats up at 5:30 p.m. Top dogs will receive bragging rights, trophies and gift cards from area businesses. The top full-breed dachshund will qualify for the Northwest Championship Wiener Dog Race. The televised event is held during the Mt. Angel Oktoberfest in September.
For more information or entry forms, search www.cmeo.org, call 541-276-1066 or stop by the children’s museum, 400 S. Main St., Pendleton.