Schnauzerfest Brean beach near Burnham-On-Sea

Brean Beach will be hosting one of a series of nationwide ‘Schnauzerfest’ walks this weekend with the aim of bringing together schnauzer dogs, their owners and other canine friends.

The Schnauzerfest will take place on Brean Beach on Sunday 13th October at 10am, bringing together hundreds of enthusiasts.

Talking to Burnham-On-Sea.com, organiser Janet Duke said: “Schnauzerfest is an annual event, made up of many separate walks across the UK all on the same weekend in October.”

“From small walks to larger ones, each takes place with two aims – fun and fundraising.”

Featured in detail on ITV’s Britain’s Top 100 Dogs 2019 earlier this year, Schnauzerfest is now in its 6th year and promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

Schnauzerfest Brean beach near Burnham-On-Sea

This year, so far there are 70 confirmed walks across the UK, spanning from Guernsey to Orkney, Cornwall to Kent, all held to celebrate the schnauzer dog breed.

janet adds: “This walk at Brean Beach will be the second one that the Southwest Schnauzer Walk group have held and will consist of a walk along the beach for around one and a half to two hours then back to the starting point for homemade cakes and refreshments.”

“We will also have a tombola and Schnauzerfest related items for sale. We are expecting over 200 dogs and their families and many people are traveling down to Brean and staying for the weekend. Orange is the Schnauzerfest colour and we certainly hope to turn the beach orange on the 13th.”

Since 2014, Schnauzerfest has raised over £160,000, which has all gone to the Diana Brimblecombe Animal Rescue Centre (DBARC) based in Berkshire, who specialise in providing loving care and veterinary treatment for schnauzers who have experienced the terrible conditions of puppy farms and other rough backgrounds.

Schnauzerfest 2019 takes place around the UK over Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October. Donations to Schnauzerfest UK can be made at any time by visiting www.schnauzerfest.org.