The public is invited to attend a day of family oriented Dachshund fun! "We are inviting Dachshunds owners and Dachshund wannabe owners, as long as the dogs are well behaved and on a leash," said Mary Zahn, President of Washington Metro Dachtoberfest Foundation.
The festival is taking place at the Frederick Fairgrounds, Saturday, October 5th. "It's an event that helps us raise money for our Foundation. Our mission is to raise money for extraordinary veterinary expenses for rescue organizations and low income individuals in financial distress," said Zahn.
The event on October 5th will feature wiener dog races, a costume parade, the "woofminster" dog show, over 30 vendors, an informative speaker's forum, "ask the expert" discussions, Dachshund rescue organizations, and of course, hundreds of Dachshunds. Matt Ziselman, author of the popular best seller, Hounded: The Low-Down on Life from Three Dachshunds, will be signing copies of his book.
Admission is free, but WMDF is asking for a $5.00 donation per person to defray organizing costs and to help further the work of the non-profit organization.
For more information visit www.WashingtonMetroDachtoberFest@comcast.net .