Monday, October 15, 2012

Directions to PUGkin


Hi everyone!

Do you know where you are going on Saturday for the 10th Annual Great PUGkin Fest? If the answer is no, or I think so, PLEASE read and print the following:

1. Please use Google Maps. http://maps.google.co/...

2. Type in this address: 8820 Big View Drive, Austin, Texas 78730

3. Get directions from your house by selecting the "Directions" link

4. Type in YOUR starting location.

5. Meet us at the park between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM on Saturday.

6. If you arrive before 9:00 AM, I reserve the right to put you to work setting up immediately. If you don't want to help set up, please don't arrive until 9:00 AM.

Cell reception out there is spotty at best. If you need to reach someone, you can attempt to get through to me: 512-297-5918.

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From North: 
Go south on 360. Exit to the right on 2222. Turn right on 2222 (you are now heading west). Follow 2222 for about 10-ish minutes. You will pass the 3M plant on your right. The first light after the 3M plant is called RIVER PLACE BLVD. It is the entrance to a huge subdivision. Turn LEFT on River Place BLVD. You will follow this road until it dead ends. This will be 3-ish miles and will feel like forever. Just keep driving. RIVER PLACE WILL DEAD END. It ends at Big View Drive. Turn RIGHT on Big View Drive. You will be on this for about a half mile. It will wind through a subdivision with rather large homes and then will go down a steep hill. The park is on the left at the bottom of the hill. If you are showing up after 9 AM you will see tents, cars and a lot of pugs. Parking on the street is okay!

From South: 
Go North/West on 360. Exit to the right on 2222. Turn left on 2222 (you are now heading west). Follow 2222 for about 10-ish minutes. You will pass the 3M plant on your right. The first light after the 3M plant is called RIVER PLACE BLVD. It is the entrance to a huge subdivision. Turn LEFT on River Place BLVD. You will follow this road until it dead ends. This will be 3-ish miles and will feel like forever. Just keep driving. RIVER PLACE WILL DEAD END. It ends at Big View Drive. Turn RIGHT on Big View Drive. You will be on this for about a half mile. It will wind through a subdivision with rather large homes and then will go down a steep hill. The park is on the left at the bottom of the hill. If you are showing up after 9 AM you will see tents, cars and a lot of pugs. Parking on the street is okay!

From Central Austin: 
Take your favorite road to 2222/Koenig. You want to head west on 2222, which is toward 360/620. 2222 is windy- you will drive on this past 360 (keep going straight) and then you will pass the 3M plant on your right about 10-12 minutes after going under the 360 bridge. The first light after the 3M plant is called RIVER PLACE BLVD. It is the entrance to a huge subdivision. Turn LEFT on River Place BLVD. You will follow this road until it dead ends. This will be 3-ish miles and will feel like forever. Just keep driving. RIVER PLACE WILL DEAD END. It ends at Big View Drive. Turn RIGHT on Big View Drive. You will be on this for about a half mile. It will wind through a subdivision with rather large homes and then will go down a steep hill. The park is on the left at the bottom of the hill. If you are showing up after 9 AM you will see tents, cars and a lot of pugs. Parking on the street is okay!

From 620: 
Head East toward Austin on 2222, Turn RIGHT on River Place BLVD. You will follow this road until it dead ends. This will be 3-ish miles and will feel like forever. Just keep driving. RIVER PLACE WILL DEAD END. It ends at Big View Drive. Turn RIGHT on Big View Drive. You will be on this for about a half mile. It will wind through a subdivision with rather large homes and then will go down a steep hill. The park is on the left at the bottom of the hill. If you are showing up after 9 AM you will see tents, cars and a lot of pugs. Parking on the street is okay!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

10th Annual Great PUGkin Fest Categories


Everyone has been waiting on the category announcement and here they are! The judges can't wait to see what everyone comes up with this year!

Best in Show

Arfully Close Second

Most BOOtiful Rescue

The Billy D. Lifetime Achievement Award (8 years and older)

So Darn Texan (Texas is a huge state with a lot of quirks! Show off your Texas pride or shame displaying your very best Texas specific costume. Don't have any ideas? Think Texas sports, Texas personalities, Texas stereotypes! The limit is your imagination!And don't forget all that makes Austin such a strange and wonderful city!)
Best Pack-O-Pugs

Super Kid-Crafted

Most Original

Funniest

Best Off the Rack (Don't have time to make a costume? No problem! Our judges want to see how clever you can be with a store purchased costume!)

Political PUGdit (It's an election year and everyone is invited to include the pugs in the election madness! Whether you dress up as a cable news pundit, a senator, a presidential candidate, or some internet meme that has taken hold of our collective imagination, well, I am sure we could all use a laugh before election day!)