Pugs galore! 12th annual “Pug Fest” benefits Pug Hugs Inc., a rescue in Milwaukee

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FRANKLIN — There were pugs galore at the Milwaukee Indoor Sports Complex Sunday, May 15th for the 12th annual “Pug Fest!”

According to the event’s website, Pug Fest is the largest Pug event in North America — with attendees from across the country and Canada. It is a celebration of the pug to benefit pug rescue.

The sponsor for this year’s event was “Pug Hugs Inc.” — a rescue in Milwaukee.

The event took place from 9:45 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 15th at 6000 West Ryan Road in Franklin.


Below is a schedule of events, according to the Pug Fest website:

9:45 a.m. – Doors Open
10:30 a.m. – Opening Remarks
11:00 a.m. – Talent Contest
11:30 a.m. – “Fireman vs Dog” Agility
12:00 p.m.  – Sheriff’s K-9 Unit Demonstration
12:30 p.m. – Silent Auction #1 Closes
1:00 p.m. – “Blessing of the Pugs and friends” by Fr. John Allen
1:30 p.m. – Costume Contests
Ready Made Costumes
Hand Crafted Costumes
Float & Buggy Category
2:00 p.m. – Chinese Auction closes
2:30 p.m. – Silent Auction Table #2 closes
3:00 p.m. – Pug Races

CLICK HERE to learn more about Milwaukee’s Pug Fest.