If only we didn't live 6 hours away. Dachshund lovers and their lovable companions descend upon Soulard Market Park for the annual PetSmart Wiener Dog Derby on Sunday. It's part of the huge 15th Annual Barkus Pet Parade during the Mardi Gras celebration in St Louis' historic Soulard Market district. There will be thousands of costumed dogs and friendly dog people taking part in one of the largest pet parades in the world. Find out more about the Wiener Dog Derby at MardiGrasInc. Dachshunds compete in three divisions, based on age: cocktail wienies, ballpark franks and hot dogs. Woof!