Fall Festival Wiener Dog Race in Temecula

November 5: Join the Wiener Dog Store and Temecula Valley Dachshund Club for the Fall Wiener Fest Dog Races as dozens of all small breed races scramble in pursuit of fame and imaginative lures as hundreds of spectators cheer them on along a 20-yard cobblestone track. Handlers encourage, cajole and plead with the willful little dogs to focus on racing to the finish line, instead of the interesting sights, sounds and smells along the route. The scrappy little dogs manage to chase their “lure” to the finish line until the winners are determined. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Spectate, $3. Vail Headquarters, 32115 Temecula Pkwy., Temecula. (714) 402-7327. www.wienerfest.info