Did you know that metro Milwaukee was home to North America’s largest pug festival? Now you do! Since 2005, Milwaukee Pug Fest has celebrated the so-ugly-they’re-cute dog breed, while also advancing the interest in pugs, encouraging responsible pug ownership, and bettering the lives of surrendered and abandoned pugs. The long-running event also gives pugs and passionate pug owners alike a chance to spend time together over the course of one spring day.
On Sunday, May 20, the 14th annual Milwaukee Pug Fest came to Milwaukee County Indoor Sports Complex. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., hundreds of people and dozens of dogs came to the spacious Franklin venue for a day that was all about pugs. The suburban complex played host to vendors, a costume contest, pug races, and dog rescues. If you missed it, worry not. We were there to snap a few pictures of Milwaukee Pug Fest 2018.