Best Washington Square Park Spectacle (2008)

DACHSHUND FEST

In a city that embraces diversity in all of its shapes and sizes, even the world's quirkiest dog breed ought to have its own parade. And so twice each year, in the spring and fall, Washington Square Park is home to the DACHSHUND FEST, an exuberant celebration where the diminutive wiener dog stands tall. If you happen to be caught unawares by the strange procession underfoot, don't miss its rousing conclusion, when the largest known congregation of sausage-shaped canines in the world is hoisted skyward by proud owners during the singing of the traditional dachshund anthem. The next Dachshund Fest is October 5 at noon.

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