If you have never seen a “Wiener Race” then you are in for a whole lot of fun this Saturday! First, just being there in the midst of so many adorable dachshunds is worth the visit. But, watching the dogs racing (I use that term loosely!) and their owners at the finish line doing anything to get their dog to run to them is hilarious:
The annual Mooresville Wiener Race is organized by the Mooresville Downtown Commission and volunteer Tom Kilroe. The event’s mission is to raise money for two non-profit organizations; Friends of the Animals-Iredell County and the Humane Society of Iredell County NC. Races start at 11:00am but I highly recommend you get there early to get a good place along the race fence to see the dogs doing their best to figure out what they are supposed to be doing. There are 4 categories: Puppies, Juniors, Adults and Seniors. You will see some actual racing in the Adult group!
There will also be vendors selling barbecue, funnel cakes, slushies, pet insurance, scented candles and more but I must admit the best souvenir is the Mooresville Wiener Race T-Shirt. I still have mine from several years ago.
If you want more incentive to attend, just Google You Tube Videos of Wiener Dog races!
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