My church, Highway Community, has a very unique tradition: Every first Sunday in August, we celebrate National Mustard Day. However, we take our celebration to the extreme by hosting our annual wiener dog race event aka The Wiener Nationals. What began with only a few Wiener Dogs racing amidst an ordinary church BBQ has morphed into the Wiener-Dog-Event-of-the-Season/BBQ/Fun Day attracting Dachshund Lovers from all over the Bay Area.
This year was the best celebration yet and we probably had over 100 Wiener Dogs roaming around! It was a Doxy-Lovers paradise for someone like me! I couldn’t sit through the church service with the excitement of what was to come. I had to go say hi to all the arriving dachshunds and see how everything was coming! And all the festivities were more amazing than ever! There was Wiener Dog stuff EVERYWHERE: Rescue Dogs to pet and adopt, t-shirts, cookies, memorabilia, face painting, & crafts. It truly was heaven!!!
And I had to document the day the best way I know how – so I took lots and lots and LOTS of photos!!!! Here are some of my favorites.
To see even more photos (for anyone else obsessed), check out my event gallery on my photography website:
And if you didn’t get a kick out of the photos above – surely this 2 minute video will bring a smile to your face!
This is by far my favorite thing my church does! I have grown up with wiener dogs so I am obsessed with the little guys and apparently lots of other people are too! If you would like to attend this amazing event, please come! It’s free to the public and happens the first Sunday of August. And to learn more about my church, check out www.highway.org
– Naphtalie JOY Joiner