2023 Wiener Dog Races

Join the FUN and enter your wiener dog in the Texas Crab Festival Wiener Dog Races. This is an annual event at the crab festival and is a huge crowd-pleaser.


  • All dogs must have proof of current rabies vaccine (tag or shot record).
  • May bring your dog’s favorite toy. (May not be bigger than 8 inches.)
  • No food (human or dog food) or other pets are allowed in racetrack area.
  • All dogs must be on a leash, and are allowed on the festival premises only for the duration of the race and race award ceremony.
  • Owners are required to clean up their dog’s “accidents”. (Bags will be provided.)
  • Dogs should be on their best behavior (i.e. no fighting/biting).
  • Only one owner at the racetrack beginning, and only one at the finish area.
  • No waving blankets or other large items at the start of the race.

No Race Entry Fee:
(does not include entry to the festival)

Sign up online using the Entry Form below, or
Enter at the Wiener Dog race station no later than 10:30 AM on day of race!

Check-In between 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM. No dogs will be allowed to register or check-in after 10:30 AM so that brackets and heats can be finalized. Late arrivals will not be allowed to race after the 10:30 AM time.

    Owner's Name (required)

    Dog's Name (required)


    City - State - Zip

    Phone (required)

    Email (required)

    I have read the rules and regulations and am aware that my dog must have the breed specific characteristics in order to race. I will not hold any party responsible if another dog bites my dog or me. I understand that the Crab Festival will not be responsible for any cost incurred for misbehaved dogs.

    check out last year’s race