The 10th Annual Milwaukee Pug Fest
Milwaukee Pug Fest was named the "Best Festival" in WISN-TV’s "A-List" contest in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013, and placed 3rd in 2011. Milwaukee Pug Fest is the the largest Pug event in the United States with attendees coming from all over the U.S. and Canada.
PUG FEST - "The" Event: Sunday - May 18, 2014
Milwaukee County Indoor Sports Complex
6000 West Ryan Road (Hwy. 100) (I-94 Exit 322) Franklin, WI 53132
Adults - $8.00
Children Under 10 - $3.00
Parking - $3.00 collected by Milwaukee County Parks Dept.
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
9:45AM - Doors Open
NOTE: Participants must pre-register at the "Contest Registration" Table. There is a fee of $1.00 per dog to register in the talent contest, costume contest, and Pug races. Be sure to keep your ticket.
10:30AM - Opening Remarks
11:30AM - Talent Contest
12:00PM - Milwaukee County Sheriff K-9 Demonstration
12:30PM - Silent Auction #1 Closes
1:00PM - "Blessing of the Pugs and friends" by Fr. John Allen
1:30PM - Costume Contests
Ready Made Costumes
2:00PM - Chinese Auction closes
Hand Crafted Costumes
Float & Buggy Category
2:30PM - Silent Auction Table #2 closes
3:00PM - Pug Races by Petco
We will also have on-going speakers addressing various topics in the rear of the complex. The Schedule of Speakers is as follows for these break-out sessions:
||"Common Ocular Disease in the Pug" by Dr. Michelle Samuel, VMD
||"Pug Myelopathy" By Dr. Kathleen Smiler, DVM, DACLAM – Retired
ALL DAY ACTIVITIES
Milwaukee Zoom Room will have their agility equipment set up in the main activity arena for you and your dog to try the agility course.
If you are planning to attend Pug Fest, you should consider staying one or two nights at the hotel. The sight of pugs walking up and down the halls of the hotel visiting rooms of other pugs is a sight to behold. There are so many new friendships made and renewed. On Saturday May 17, 2014 we run bus tours in which pugs are welcome. Lunch is at the Horny Goat Hideaway that welcomes both the pugs and their owners. Saturday evening is a big get together in the Comfort Suites Conference Center where attending rescues have a table selling their merchandise and raffles that benefit their rescue. We have a silent auction and raffle that evening where all the proceeds go to attending rescues through a drawing. There will be a food truck outside that serves some of the finest sandwiches in the Milwaukee area
Comfort Suites Milwaukee Airport (Pug Friendly!)
We are well on our way to having Pugs again rule the "Dog-Friendly" Comfort Suites Milwaukee Airport. The hotel is located just 6 miles from the Milwaukee County Sports Complex. Details on hotel reservations are as follows:
6362 South 13th Street
Oak Creek, WI 53154
Room Types / Fees:
Standard Suite Single King / Double Queen: $89.00/night+tax
To book a room at the Comfort Suites, call direct at 414-570-1111 and request a room out of the Pug Fest Block or book your stay online.
Whirlpool Suite / Poolside Suite: $109.00/night+tax
Room rate includes the price of TWO ADULTS and TWO DOGS.
Each additional Dog: $5 / day
PROBLEMS BOOKING??? Email Heather Vick at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are having problems booking a room or if website indicates no rooms available or call her office at: 414-501-1225.
There are numerous activities planned for the hotel guests.
If you are interested in any of these activities, please email us at email@example.com. Tours will be on a first-come, first served basis. We will pass your information on to the coordinators of these activities.
||A bus tour with pugs is planned for the morning, followed by a stop at the Horny Goat Hideaway for lunch with your pugs. There may be an optional afternoon activity. Pricing will be minimal with lunch paid by attendees. Pug Rescue Network of Michigan is coordinating this event.
||This event is held in the hotel’s Conference Center. Each attending rescue will have a table selling their merchandise and have information regarding their rescue. There will be silent auctions and raffles. At the end of the evening, the name of an attending rescue is drawn and they receive the proceeds from the auctions/raffles. Light appetizers will be available. Soft drinks are free of charge, cash bar available. There is a minimal charge to offset the appetizers. Pug Rescue Network of Michigan is coordinating this event.
It takes a large staff of volunteers to run an event such as Pug Fest. We are always looking for individuals to volunteer their time and talent to the event. If you would like to become a volunteer, please click this link to download the Volunteer Form.
If you are a vendor who would like to have a booth at our event, please go to our "Vendor Info" page for a copy of the Booth Agreement.