The Great PUGkin Fest

  • October 27, 2012 · 9:00 AM
  • The Woodlands Park at River Place

The 10th Annual PUGkin Fest is upon us RAIN OR SHINE! We hope you are excited!

This year's event will take place at Woodlands Park in the Riverplace Subdivision in West Austin. This is the same park as last year and written directions are listed below.

 

A donation of $5.00/dog is required to compete for prizes in the costume contest. All proceeds benefit Pug Rescue of Austin. If you are currently fostering a pug for Austin Pug Rescue, we invite you to bring them down as our special guests and compete for free!

Registration runs from 9AM to 10AM! We do have a registrar signing up stragglers, but why miss the whole event by showing up late?

Costume Contest begins at 10AM!

The event will conclude by 1PM.

We will have some cool things available for you at the event including a bake sale, our Pug Rescue of Austin tent, a halloween themed photo spot, and, of course, lots of prizes and baskets for the winners.

In the event of rain, we will set up under the large pavilion at the park!

Coming soon: A special thanks to our sponsors!

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Here is the official list of costume categories for 2012!


Best in Show

Arfully Close Second

Most Bootiful Rescue

The Billy D. Lifetime Achievement Award (8 years and older)

So Darn Texan (Texas is a huge state with a lot of quirks! Show your Texas pride or shame displaying your very best Texas specific costume. Think Texas sports, Texas personalities, Texas stereotypes! The limit is your imagination! And don't forget all that makes Austin such a strange and wonderful city!)

Best Pack-O-Pugs

Super Kid-Crafted

Most Original

Funniest

Best Off the Rack (Don't got time to make a costume? Our judges want to see how clever you can be with a store purchased costume!)

Special Category: Political PUGdit (It's an election year and all costumes are in good fun. Whether you are dressed up as a cable news pundit, a senator, or a presidential candidate. Have some fun!)

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Hi everyone!

Do you know where you are going on Saturday for the 10th Annual Great PUGkin Fest? If the answer is no, or I think so, PLEASE read and print the following:

1. Please use Google Maps. http://maps.google.co...

2. Type in this address: 8820 Big View Drive, Austin, Texas 78730

3. Get directions from your house by selecting the "Directions" link

4. Type in YOUR starting location.

5. Meet us at the park between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM on Saturday.

6. If you arrive before 9:00 AM, I reserve the right to put you to work setting up immediately. If you don't want to help set up, please don't arrive until 9:00 AM.

Cell reception out there is spotty at best. If you need to reach someone, you can attempt to get through to me:[masked]-5918.

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From North: 
Go south on 360. Exit to the right on 2222. Turn right on 2222 (you are now heading west). Follow 2222 for about 10-ish minutes. You will pass the 3M plant on your right. The first light after the 3M plant is called RIVER PLACE BLVD. It is the entrance to a huge subdivision. Turn LEFT on River Place BLVD. You will follow this road until it dead ends. This will be 3-ish miles and will feel like forever. Just keep driving. RIVER PLACE WILL DEAD END. It ends at Big View Drive. Turn RIGHT on Big View Drive. You will be on this for about a half mile. It will wind through a subdivision with rather large homes and then will go down a steep hill. The park is on the left at the bottom of the hill. If you are showing up after 9 AM you will see tents, cars and a lot of pugs. Parking on the street is okay!

From South: 
Go North/West on 360. Exit to the right on 2222. Turn left on 2222 (you are now heading west). Follow 2222 for about 10-ish minutes. You will pass the 3M plant on your right. The first light after the 3M plant is called RIVER PLACE BLVD. It is the entrance to a huge subdivision. Turn LEFT on River Place BLVD. You will follow this road until it dead ends. This will be 3-ish miles and will feel like forever. Just keep driving. RIVER PLACE WILL DEAD END. It ends at Big View Drive. Turn RIGHT on Big View Drive. You will be on this for about a half mile. It will wind through a subdivision with rather large homes and then will go down a steep hill. The park is on the left at the bottom of the hill. If you are showing up after 9 AM you will see tents, cars and a lot of pugs. Parking on the street is okay!

From Central Austin: 
Take your favorite road to 2222/Koenig. You want to head west on 2222, which is toward 360/620. 2222 is windy- you will drive on this past 360 (keep going straight) and then you will pass the 3M plant on your right about 10-12 minutes after going under the 360 bridge. The first light after the 3M plant is called RIVER PLACE BLVD. It is the entrance to a huge subdivision. Turn LEFT on River Place BLVD. You will follow this road until it dead ends. This will be 3-ish miles and will feel like forever. Just keep driving. RIVER PLACE WILL DEAD END. It ends at Big View Drive. Turn RIGHT on Big View Drive. You will be on this for about a half mile. It will wind through a subdivision with rather large homes and then will go down a steep hill. The park is on the left at the bottom of the hill. If you are showing up after 9 AM you will see tents, cars and a lot of pugs. Parking on the street is okay!

From 620: 
Head East toward Austin on 2222, Turn RIGHT on River Place BLVD. You will follow this road until it dead ends. This will be 3-ish miles and will feel like forever. Just keep driving. RIVER PLACE WILL DEAD END. It ends at Big View Drive. Turn RIGHT on Big View Drive. You will be on this for about a half mile. It will wind through a subdivision with rather large homes and then will go down a steep hill. The park is on the left at the bottom of the hill. If you are showing up after 9 AM you will see tents, cars and a lot of pugs. Parking on the street is okay!

 

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  • Christina G.

    Who won the costume contests? We were so cold that we left early and didn't get to see who won.

    October 30, 2012

    • Christina G.

      Thanks! I loved that baked Pug-tato!

      November 1, 2012

    • Rebekah

      I'll actually post photos and stuff to the blog of the winners as soon as I get the pics... It takes me a few days to recover from PUGkin :)

      November 1, 2012

  • Linda G

    fabulous!

    October 27, 2012

  • Martha

    GREAT EVENT FOR PUGS, FOSTERS AND PUG MOMS AND DADS

    October 27, 2012

  • Brian-Christopher & P.

    Sorry we wernt able to make it today! I had a few things to take care of today but I will be attending the San Antonio Pug meet here today @4! I miss the Austin Meets and hope the San Antonio one is just as fun. Love you Austin Pug Club...were gonna shoot for next months meet!

    October 27, 2012

  • Donna T.

    The costumes always amaze me

    October 22, 2012

  • Jennifer

    Tiff is so excited

    October 21, 2012

  • lila g.

    I love this event!

    October 16, 2012

  • Michelle Fischbeck K.

    First time to attend!!!

    September 16, 2012

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