Pug Fest

The 15th Annual Milwaukee Pug Fest

15th Anniversary TWO DAY EVENT!!

When

Saturday - May 18, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday - May 19, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Where

Milwaukee County Indoor Sports Complex
6000 W. Ryan Road (Hwy 100) (Exit 322 on I-94)
Franklin, WI 53132
FREE PARKING!

Doors open at 9:45am and the first 150 families EACH DAY receive a "goodie bag" filled with various merchandise provided by various manufacturers. Services onsite include a pet photography by In Focus Photography; nail trimming; 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" EACH DAY 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. See schedule of events below for contest times and more event information. Be sure to check back as the events are further finalized. Hotel information below.

Pug Fest also has the "PUGFEST STORE" selling event merchandise, a 400 Item-plus Silent Auction over the two days, and approximately 70-plus vendors. "Smoochie-Faced" breeds such as Boston Terriers, Shih-Tzu's, French Bulldogs, etc are invited.


Pug Fest Rules

  • All Pets must be up-to-date on vaccinations.
  • NO SELLING OF DOGS. VIOLATORS WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE COMPLEX.
  • ALL Dogs must be on a FIXED-LENGTH LEAD - NO "FLEXI-LEASHES" Allowed.
  • No Aggressive Dogs Allowed.

Annual Pug Fest Tour

Saturday - May 18, 2019 - 1:30pm

We will have buses leaving from the Comfort Suites hotel to take you and your pugs on a mini tour of Milwaukee. Lamer’s famous and fabulous bus driver “KIM” will be coordinating the tour and has planned a surprise tour that all will be happy with!! After the many stops that Kim has planned, the buses will return to the hotel in time to rest for the evening “Get together Party” in the Comfort Suites Conference center located at the rear of the facility. Tickets are $7.00 per human and covers bus rental and driver tip. Tickets can be purchased through the Pug Rescue Network online store, www.pugjava.com.


Comfort Suites Conference Center "Get-Together Party"

Saturday - May 18, 2019 - 6:00pm

We will have some famous Milwaukee Food Truck(s) outside the doors of the Hotel's Conference Center beginning at approximately 5:00pm. The "Get-Together Party" will begin at approximately 6:00pm. There is a cash bar with free soft drinks available. Each attending Rescue donates raffle items and baskets that are raffled off and all proceeds from this event are awarded to three attending Rescues by a drawing. Rescues will also have select merchandise for sale at this event. Pugs are welcome, however we ask that due to limited space, there are no motorized vehicles allowed.


Advanced Ticket Sales

Daily tickets and 2 day passes are available for purchase in advance. Eliminate standing in line to purchase at the door.

DAILY TICKET (Good for either Saturday or Sunday)
Adults $6.00 each; Children under 12 years $2.00 each

TWO DAY PASS
Adults $12.00 each; Children under 12 years $4.00 each.

ADVANCED TICKET ORDER FORM
Click here for Advanced Ticket Form


Admission at The Door

DAILY TICKET (Good for either Saturday or Sunday)
Adults $8.00 each; Children under 12 years $3.00 each

TWO DAY PASS
Adults $14.00 each; Children under 12 years $3.00 each.


Schedule of Activities

SATURDAY MAY 18th

TIME ACTIVITY
10:30am

Milwaukee Sheriff – K-9 Demonstration

11:00am

Crowning of the King or Queen of Milwaukee Pug Fest

11:30am

Wellness Demonstration

12:00pm

Custard Eating Contest

12:30pm

Silent Auction Closes

1:00pm

"Blessing of the Pugs and friends" by Fr. John Allen

1:30pm

Silent Auction Table Closes

2:00pm

Raffle Table closes

2:00pm

Wellness Demonstration (TBD)

2:30pm

Wellness Demonstration (TBD)

3:00pm

Pug Races

SUNDAY MAY 19th

TIME ACTIVITY
11:00am

Milwaukee County Sheriff – K-9 Demonstration

11:45am

TBD

12:30pm

Silent Auction Closes

1:00pm

"Blessing of the Pugs and friends" by Fr. John Allen

1:30pm

Wellness Demonstration (TBD)

2:00pm

Talent Contest

2:30pm

Wellness Demonstration (TBD)

3:00pm Costume Contests
  1. Ready Made Costumes
  2. Hand Crafted Costumes
  3. Float & Buggy Category

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

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


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.

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