Nerd Taste of Texas: Texas Corgi Roundup

Do you love corgis? Can you never get enough of the bleps, sploots, and overall cuteness the corgi embodies? Then you can look forward to the Texas Corgi Roundup, an annual event hosted in Lion’s Park in Temple, TX that celebrates all things corgi. Partnering with two non profit organizations, Wyoming Dachshund and Corgi Rescue as well as Queen’s Best Stumpy Dog Rescue, the Roundup takes full advantage of our love of these stubby pups to raise funds for rehabilitating corgis. This year they are aiming to raise $10,000, and hope to see at least 800 corgis in attendance. In previous years they have hosted attendees from 11 states and from Mexico, and the corgi crowd is only continuing to grow. Established in 2017 by Jill and Alex Ramirez, the event quickly made quite the name for itself, and is now the second largest corgi event in the United States.

There are plenty of events to feature these lovely pups at the Roundup this year. The Stumpy Jump Contest is an opportunity to see which of the fluffy attendees can jump the highest over an agility pole. As their website inquires, “Will they jump? Will they go under it? Will they just barrel on through and disregard the pole completely? We don’t know, but we can’t wait to see!” We also can’t wait to watch the Corgi Races, Costume Contest, and Hot Dog Bobbin’ Contest. New this year is the Best Momo Contest, which entails a costume contest for the splootiest part of our furry friends, the corgi butt. The name of the contest comes from the Japanese word for peach, ‘momo.’ Also new this year is the Fantastic Paws Lure Course, and opportunities to snag some professional photos with your pup courtesy of Charrier Photography. You can book your photo session at their Website, and net proceeds will benefit both of the charities the Roundup is working with this year.

There will also be a silent auction, hourly raffles, a live DJ, and several food trucks at the event, including Big Dog BBQ, Hot Corner Food, and Dave’s Burger Barn. 25% of all sales from the food trucks will also be donated.

Following the day’s festivities, be sure to check out the After Pawty, hosted at the historic Beltonian Theater in downtown Belton, TX. All dogs are welcome into the theater with their pet parents to watch The Secret Life of Pets. Tickets are $15 per person and $2 per pup, which includes the cleaning fee, admission, popcorn, drink, and a well deserved dog toy after all of the excitement. The show starts at 7:15pm, and dinner can also be purchased at the theater. The menu includes local Texas wines from nearby Salado, TX. 25% of all sales will be donated to the rescues, and you can book your tickets in advance Here.

The Texas Corgi Roundup will take place on 11/09/19 from 9:00am to 4:00pm, with a Meet N Greet prefacing the event on 11/08/19 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. At the Meet N Greet you’ll have the opportunity to make some friends, meet fellow corgi lovers, speak with the event organizers, and grab a slice of pizza. Be sure to bring supplies for you and your pup to the Roundup, including sunscreen, leashes, chairs, and the all important poop bags! All pups are welcome to attend the event, and will be considered honorary corgis for the day. Community water bowls and swimming pools will be provided in the dog park area. You can pre register at the Texas Corgi Roundup website, and 100% of the entry fee will be donated to Wyoming Dachshund and Corgi Rescue and Queen’s Best Stumpy Dog Rescue. You can also purchase your family ticket for $40 in advance, or $20 per person at the event.

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