Pug Fest

The 14th Annual Milwaukee Pug Fest


Sunday - May 20, 2018


Milwaukee County Indoor Sports Complex
6000 W. Ryan Road (Hwy 100)
Franklin, WI 53132
9:45am - 4:00pm

Schedule of Activities



TBD - Check back often!

6:00pm We have the Comfort Suites Conference Center "Get-Together Party" that starts from 6pm-9pm. All attending rescues will have a table pre-selling their merchandise before the "Big Event". There is a cash bar with free soft drinks available. Each Rescue donates raffle items and baskets that are raffled off and all proceeds from the raffle are awarded to three attending Pug Rescues by a drawing. We will also have event apparel and merchandise for sale.


Doors open at 9:45am and the first 300 families receive a "goodie bag" filled with various merchandise provided by various manufacturers. Services onsite include a pet photographer; nail trimming by Madra Pet Styling; and an animal communicator. There will be demonstrations and contests. The contests include three categories of the Costume contest. The three categories are "Hand-crafted", "Ready-made" and "Strollers & Floats". Fr. John Allen will perform the "Blessing of the Pugs" which includes a general blessing and individualized blessings. There is also a Pug Race which medals and prizes are awarded to the top three winners.

Pug Fest also has the "PUGFEST STORE" selling event merchandise, a 400 Item-plus Silent Auction, and approximately 70-plus vendors.

9:45am Doors Open
10:30am Opening Remarks
11:00am TBD
11:45am TBD
12:30pm Silent Auction #1 Closes
1:00pm "Blessing of the Pugs and friends" by Fr. John Allen
1:30pm Costume Contests
  1. Ready Made Costumes
  2. Hand Crafted Costumes
  3. Float & Buggy Category
2:00pm Raffle Table closes
2:30pm Silent Auction Table #2 closes
3:00pm Pug Races


Bluegrass Allstars

We are privileged to have the "Bluegrass Allstars" performing between 11am to 2:00pm. This popular group was again a hit last year when they strolled the Complex and randomly play requested tunes. One of the group's members, Dan Nimphius, has played at the Grand Ole Opry twice with Vince Gill.

Gemma Correll

Renowned Cartoonist, Writer and Illustrator, Author of "A Cat's Life", "A Dog's Life", "A Pug's Guide to Etiquette" and "The Worrier's Guide to Life" will have a booth selling her work with a portion going to Pug Rescue.

Advanced Ticket Information

ADVANCED TICKETS - AVOID THE LINES AND SAVE MONEY!! Advanced Adult tickets are $6.00 each and Children under 10 years are $2.00 each for a limited time. We accept check, Mastercard, Visa and Discover. BE SURE TO INCLUDE A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE.

Click here for Advanced Ticket Form

Admission at The Door

Adults $8.00 each and Children under 10 years are $3.00 each. $3 Parking Fee - Collected by Milwaukee County Parks Department.

Hotel Information

Comfort Suites Milwaukee Airport

6362 S. 13th Street, Oak Creek, WI 53154
Phone: 414-570-1111
Booking problems?

Standard Suite Single King/Double Queen: $99.00/night+tax
Whirlpool Suite/Poolside Suite: $119.00/night+tax
(Room Rate Includes the price of two adults & two dogs. Each additional Adult: $10/day. Each additional Dog: $5/day.)

Reservation Link (Available 12:01am August 1st)

Candlewood Suites

6440 S. 13th Street, Oak Creek, WI 53154
Phone: 414-570-9999

Standard Studio: $99.00/night+tax
King Studio: $119.00/night+tax
(Room Rate Includes the price of two adults & two dogs. Each additional Adult: $10/day. Each additional Dog: $5/day.)

Reservation Link (Available 12:01am August 1st)

Vendor Information

Milwaukee Pug Fest is looking for Vendors for the upcoming Milwaukee Pug Fest. If you are interested, please download the Vendor Agreement Form and return to us.

Volunteer Information

We are looking for Volunteers to assist the committee in running the event. If you would like to help, please compete the volunteer form and either email it or send it to the addresses noted on the form.

Pug Fest Rules

  • All Pets must be up-to-date on vaccinations.
  • ALL Dogs must be on a FIXED-LENGTH LEAD - NO "FLEXI-LEASHES" Allowed.
  • No Aggressive Dogs Allowed.

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