Maine Wienerfest is a celebration of dachshunds and the people who love them! The 16th annual Maine Wienerfest will be held on Sunday September 12th, 2021 from 11am-2pm at the Steamboat Landing Park in Belfast.

Maine Wienerfest originated as an informal picnic and gathering for families who lived with these adorable, tiny dogs. Gradually, it grew to include other activities with the number of dogs and dog lovers increasing each year. 

Today, this event is hosted by PAWS Animal Adoption Center, a nonprofit animal shelter serving the Midcoast for 48 years!

This year will be a bit different that past years because of COVID restrictions. But, we are still planning the host this year's event.  Activities to include:

  • Grand Parade of Dachshunds,

  • Canine Costume Contest, 

  • Doxie Distance Dash,

  • Sales tent with Wienerfest items, and 

  • Raffle opportunities

*** This year we WILL NOT have any food vendors ***

The Maine Wienerfest will be held rain or shine with gates opening at 10:30am. 


Admission is $5 for adults; free for children (12 & under) and dogs. 

Pet-related vendors will be available on-site.