Bark in the Park


Dachshunds & Weenie Wannabes

Honktoberfest is here once again and that only means one thing…the Dachshunds & Weenie Wannabes are coming to town! September 30, 2023 in Biwabik, Minnesota. Registration begins at noon and races will begin at 1pm.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a fun event, not to be taken seriously. The health and safety of the dogs is most important! Each registered dog will receive a Bark in the Park at Honktoberfest bandana. We will have door prizes throughout the event beginning at noon courtesy of Tractor Supply, Inc.

Race Rules

COST: $10 per dog

We will be racing drag race style. Two dogs per heat. We will have two categories:
1. Purebred Dachshunds
2. Weenie Wannabes (dogs 20# or under)

Teams will consist of one dog and two humans, one human at the starting line, one human at the finish line. People do not run with the dogs from one end to the other.

You can use a toy to coax your dog, but please, no food. No throwing balls or toys.

Please keep all dogs on a leash until they race.

Please clean up after your dogs. Poop bags will be available.

Race judges will have the final say on the race, including dogs who get a jump start and those who cross the finish line.


To register, ask questions or for more information, go to our FB page: facebook.com/barkintheparkathonktoberfest and send us an email with your dogs name, weight, (dachshund or weenie wannabe) and your contact information. If you want to pre-order a T-Shirt, please leave your shirt size. Shirts will be $20 for S, M, L, XL & $22 for 2X, 3X & 4X.

Proceeds from Bark in the Park at honktoberfest will go to Alpenplatz and their project, the Bavarian Market Village, scheduled to open in May 2024.


Custom ceramic bowls will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place dogs in the Dachshund category & the Weenie Wannabes. The 1st place human race team will receive wristbands to the Honktoberfest Brew Fest. (2 total – one set for Dachshunds & one set for weenie wannabes) MUST BE 21+ TO USE THE WRISTBANDS