What is the BoardWaddle? This is the largest two-day fundraiser for TSBHR and occurs in Ocean City, NJ in April every year. Events open with the Basset Hound Olympics on Friday afternoon followed by a fabulous Country Club dinner and “Pawction” on Friday evening. Then Saturday is the big day! Ocean City’s Doo Dah Parade kicks off at noon. TSBHR has the largest brigade in the parade consisting of you and all your hounds! What a sight to see…hundreds of Basset Hounds strutting down the streets and boardwalk of Ocean City, NJ. Immediately following the parade, we have a picnic with food, vendors, games, and awards. The 2023 BoardWaddle is on April 14th & 15th. Visit our BoardWaddle page for all the details!
‘Bark at the Parx’ – Basset Hound Racing
What is ‘Bark at the Parx’? Let the ears fly! This has quickly become one of our most popular events! Parx Racing has provided TSBHR an amazing opportunity to have Basset Hounds and Basset Hound Mixes race in a casual competition on the horse track in Bensalem, PA. Don’t worry, the hounds don’t run the whole track, it is only 100 feet from their starting gate to the finish line. Competitors must register in advance and pay a $25 donation fee, with this you get exclusive access to the track for at least one race and a ‘swag bag’ filled with goodies (note: top placing dogs move to the final race to determine the champion). This is a family-friendly event with food, vendors, merchandise, raffle baskets, contests, and more! Save the date for the next ‘Bark at the Parx’ on Saturday, June 10, 2023.
What is BassetFest? Always a great time at beautiful Riverview Beach Park in Pennsville, NJ, BassetFest is TSBHR’s annual fall picnic to celebrate our supporters and volunteers. Tons of fun to be had for hounds and their humans…this picnic features a potluck lunch, merchandise, raffle baskets, 50/50, Basset Hound games (including ‘lights out and boxer relay), senior hound feature, Rainbow Bridge Memorial, Blessing of the Hounds, fall-themed photo booth, the Flash Award and more! The date for the next BassetFest will be announced in the summer of 2023.