Florida Wiener Dog Derby at Tampa Riverfest 2021


Celebrating Florida Wiener Dog’s 12th Annual Derby Event

Back by popular demand, Tampa Riverfest is partnering with The Florida Wiener Dog Derby as part of the FREE events and activities for Riverfest.

The derby will be on Saturday, May 1, 2021 with races and contests throughout the day and a start time of 10:00am.

Location is Curtis Hixon Waterfront in Downtown Tampa and will be next to the beer trucks and TacoFest tents.

This is likely the largest Dachshund gathering in the State of Florida! Please come join us for a day of family fun!  Events planned for the day are the Best Nose, the Speed Trap, the Costume Contest, the Kissing Contest, the Best Tail contest and, of course, Dachshund Racing. Wiener dogs from the age of 4 months to 18 years old will race in many age categories.

All Dachshunds of all ages can register for one of seven divisions.  Divisional Champions will qualify for the Championship Final & the Florida Circuit Championship of the National Dachshund Race Circuit

Followed by the “Wiener Wanna-Be” small all dog breed & mixed race.


For race registration and additional information go to Florida Wiener Dog Derby’s official website: