Dachshund Wiener Dog Races 2019

Come watch wiener dogs race to the finish line in 2019 on our Doggy Friendly Patio!! Food, beer, and good times! VIEW EVENT ON CALENDAR

The Wiener Dog Races are always one of the most popular attractions at Old World. The "Running of the Wieners" are usually held once a month. In September and October, enjoy Oktoberfest Dog Races EVERY Sunday between 3-4pm.

When: Between 3pm - 4pm
Where: Old World Beer Garden
Spectator Tickets: $5 adult, $3 kids 4yrs-12yrs, Free for kids 3yrs & under

Spectator Tickets sold at #38. Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents. No exceptions.

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2019 WILD WIENER ROUND-UP

Sponsored by Southern California Dachshund Relief, Inc.
and The Wiener Dog Store

May 19, 12pm - 5pm

Where: Old World Beer Garden
Spectator Tickets: Tickets are cash-only sold at Wiener Dog Store #38
$5 adult, $3 kids 4yrs-12yrs, Free for kids 3yrs & under

Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents. No exceptions.

We'll be there- RAIN OR SHINE!! Some of our adoptable doxies will be there for "show and tell." We will be selling tickets for our amazing raffle as well.

Join our exciting Wiener Dog (and small breed) Races. Bring your doxies and your whole family for a really fun day! Please note: All doxies and other pets must be on a leash at all times. Bring your appetite. Bratwurst, German food, and drinks will be available from the BBQ Kitchen in the event area.

For Wild Wiener Round-Up information or to volunteer, contact Dena at Dena@SCDR.org or (562) 694-6868

Race & Check-In Times:

  • 1:00 PM: Dachshund Races – Check in 1 hr BEFORE race time.
  • 2:30 PM: Small breed dog races – Check in 1 hr BEFORE race time.

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Dog Entry Fee & Race Info

Race entry fee is cash-only sold at Wiener Dog Store #38. Sign-up for your dog in advance. Preregistration is highly recommended as space is limited. Call Inge McKellop at (714) 402-7327

WIENER DOG RACES during
GERMAN HERITAGE DAY

Sponsored by The Wiener Dog Store

July 14, 3pm - 4pm

German Heritage Day: July 14 from 2pm to 6pm. Dog Races between 3pm-4pm.
Where: Old World Beer Garden
Spectator Admission: FREE Spectator Admission to watch the dog races.

Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents. No exceptions.

FREE MEALS to the first 500 people.

Admission will be FREE all day long and the 1st 500 guests will receive a FREE meal. Free food is served at 2pm. FREE spectator admission to watch the dog races.

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Dog Entry Fee & Race Info

Race entry fee is cash-only sold at Wiener Dog Store #38. Sign-up for your dog in advance. Preregistration is highly recommended as space is limited. Call Inge McKellop at (714) 402-7327

WIENER DOG RACES during
PLUM FEST

Sponsored by The Wiener Dog Store

August 25, 3pm - 4pm

Plum Fest: August 25 from 2pm to 6pm. Dog Races between 3pm-4pm.
Where: Old World Beer Garden
Spectator Admission: FREE Spectator Admission to watch the dog races.

Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents. No exceptions.

Admission to Plum Fest is FREE

Live Music, Carnival Games, Face Painting, Plum Cakes, Plum Crepes, Berliners, BBQ Kitchen and Wiener Dog Races. FREE spectator admission to watch the dog races.

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Dog Entry Fee & Race Info

Race entry fee is cash-only sold at Wiener Dog Store #38. Sign-up for your dog in advance. Preregistration is highly recommended as space is limited. Call Inge McKellop at (714) 402-7327

WIENER DOG RACES during OKTOBERFEST
Sept. 8 thru Oct. 27, 2019

When: Every Sunday from 3pm - 4pm during Oktoberfest
Where: Old World Beer Garden
*Spectator Admission during Oktoberfest: Prices TBD

Spectator Admission Tickets sold at the OKTOBERFEST LINE.
Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents. No exceptions.

  • *ALL CUSTOMERS attending Oktoberfest or who simply are attending to watch the races will come through the OKTOBERFEST LINE.

During Oktoberfest the Dog Races are held every Sunday from 3pm-4pm starting September 8 thru October 27, 2019.

Don't miss our final day celebration on October 27th, 2019, when we hold our Doggy Dress Up & Kid Costume Party to celebrate Halloweiner.

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2019 Holiday Wiener Winter Festival

And DACHSHUND RESCUE REUNION

Sponsored by Southern California Dachshund Relief, Inc.
and The Wiener Dog Store

December 9, 12pm - 5pm

Where: Old World Beer Garden
Spectator Tickets: Tickets are cash-only sold at Wiener Dog Store #38
$5 adult, $3 kids 6yrs-12yrs, Free for kids 5yrs & under

Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents. No exceptions.

Bring your doxies and your whole family for a really fun day! Some of our doxies will be there for "show and tell". We will be selling tickets for our amazing raffle as well.
Bring your appetite. Bratwurst, German food, and drinks will be available from the BBQ Kitchen in the event area.

Race & Check-In Times:

  • 1:00 PM: Dachshund Races – Check in 1 hr BEFORE race time.
  • 2:30 PM: Small breed dog races – Check in 1 hr BEFORE race time.

VIEW EVENT ON CALENDAR

Dog Entry Fee & Race Info

Race entry fee is cash-only sold at Wiener Dog Store #38. Sign-up for your dog in advance. Preregistration is highly recommended as space is limited. Call Inge McKellop at (714) 402-7327

If you have a Dachshund you'd like enter in a race at Old World Beer Garden in Huntington Beach, call Inge McKellop at
(714) 402-7327

  • TO ENTER YOUR DOG IN THE RACE, YOU MUST GO TO UNIT #38 TO REGISTER YOUR DOG.
  • You will receive entrée tickets from Inge, which will allow you to enter at no cost and bypass the general admission line to go to the VIP line for expedited entrée to have enough time to check in to the race.
  • All doxies and other pets must be on a leash at all times.

Hosted by: www.WienerDogStore.com
For Race Info: (714) 402-7327

The History of Dachshund Wiener Dog Races at Old World

Dachshund racing became popular following a 1993 Miller Lite commercial that highlighted odd sports, and it's grown in popularity since then. Check out the video.

The Wiener Dog Races are always one of the most popular attractions at Old World, and while the races are usually held once a month, during Oktoberfest you'll enjoy the ‘Running of the Wieners' every Sunday between 3pm - 4pm.

The races were started by Inge McKellop, owner of ‘Paws at the Mill', a specialty Dachshund retail store in Old World village.

Placed into one of four weight classes, the Dachshunds run a 22-yard course with their owners at the finish line, luring their dogs to run toward them with colorful toys, food, cheers and the occasional begging. In the early days the races were run through the village streets, and the dogs chased a skunk-scented piece of fur tied to a line being pulled by a car battery and motor.

As they grew in popularity they were moved to the outside patio and beer garden within Old World, where the straight course allowed a better experience for everyone.

The Dachshund was originally bred to hunt badgers. The miniature dachshund weighs in at 11 pounds or less at maturity, while a standard dachshund weighs in at 16-32 pounds. Both dachshund sizes come in three coat types - smooth, long-haired, and wirehaired.

Dachshund Races by the Numbers

  • 1993 - Miller Lite Commercial Highlighted Sport
  • 22 Yards - Length of the Course
  • 11 lbs - Weight of a miniature dachshund
  • 20 lbs - Average weight of a standard Dachshund
  • $220,000 - Money raised for charity by Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals

If you have a Dachshund you'd like enter in a race, call Inge McKellop at (714) 402-7327

Video Gallery

Baby Luv at Oldworld Dachshund Races

Dachshund Races

Wiener Dog Nationals - The Movie

Kevan Peterson, writer, producer and director of the original 'Wiener Dog Nationals - The Movie' recently filmed the sequel, 'Wiener Dog Internationals' at Old World. It was a great event with more than 300 people crowding the race track custom built for the filming. Races, Photos, Action!!!

The filming went on for more than 11 hours, following a week of filming at Old World. The filming included more than 60 dogs racing and pictures of dogs (and their owners) for various cut away shots in the movie. There were cool merchandise giveaways, scripts etc. It was a great day for Wiener Dogs. Look for the release of Wiener Dog Internationals - The Movie around March of 2015. Here are some great pictures from the filming on that day

Wiener Dog Races International is Filming the Dachshund Races at Old World Village
Wiener Dog Racing Photos 2013
Wiener Dog Racing Photos 2012
Wiener Dog Races Orange County
Wiener Dog Races Orange County
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