Oktoberfest-Adjacent Dachshund Races

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BEERS AND BARKERS: The Old World Oktoberfest in Huntington Beach got into full, linked-arms swing on Sunday, Sept. 5, but the question on many, many minds must be this: What of the quaint village's famous dachshund races? Will the chicken-dancing replace the pup-running for the next two months?

AU CONTRAIRE: The dachshund are still dashing, and they're doing it during Oktoberfest, too. In fact, they're running every Sunday at 3 p.m. Meaning you can have your stein and then head for the finish line to cheer on whatever squatty little furball you feel is going to win. Oktoberfest and dog love? That is a fine weekend day, no doubt about it.

OOMPAH CALENDAR: Oktoberfest 2010 in Huntington Beach runs through Halloween (Wednesdays through Sundays).

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