Wiener Dog Derby

Sunday, February 24 

Registration: Begins at 10:00 am at 9th and Lafayette

First Heat: Begins at 2:00 pm at Wiener Stadium

Wiener Stadium in Soulard Market Park

Entry Fee: $10

Spectator admission to Wiener Stadium is free

Start training your Daschund to dash for the grand prize at the nation’s longest-running wiener dog derby.  Participants square off in Wiener Stadium in Soulard Market Park to determine the dashingest dachshund in all the land. In a series of six-dog elimination heats, competitors race down a 30 foot track with the winning wiener moving on to the next round until a champion is crowned 

There are four age-based classes for participating pups.

  • Cocktail Wieners: Up to 4 years old
  • Hot Dogs: 4-8 years old
  • Ball Park Franks: 8 years and older
  • Wiener Wannabe: Dogs small enough to fit in the starting box


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