Welcome to Bluegrass Pugfest

Our 2022 Sponsors:

Participating Pug Rescue Organizations:

Milwaukee Pug Fest becomes Bluegrass Pugfest and moves to Louisville, KY

Milwaukee Pug Fest Founders, Rick and Debbie Kopaczewski are moving south and so is Pugfest!
In 2022, Milwaukee Pug Fest becomes Bluegrass Pugfest and moves to Louisville, Kentucky!

Dear Pug Lover,

The excitement is building, the event is within reach!  We’ve all missed PugFest in its Covid-induced absence, but the wait is almost over.  May 14th and 15th, PugFest returns – this time in its new home in Louisville, KY.  Presale Tickets are flying out the door!  We know it won’t be long until thousands of people and Pugs are enjoying the festivities in our wonderful new and HUGE location (nearly 40,000 square feet).  We’re still looking for a few more quality vendors and we’d love to have more sponsors/donors (remember, funds generated are distributed to participating Pug Rescue groups from across the country).  If you know of any good vendors, sponsors, or donors, please let us know (bluegrasspugfest@gmail.com).

We can’t wait to meet you in person!


Richard and Debbie Kopaczewski, Paul Gilles, and Sandy Ferguson

Board of Directors, Bluegrass PugFest, Inc.

Event Details

Pugfest 2022
May 14-15, 2022  —  10am – 4pm (doors open 9:45am)
Kentucky Exposition Center, West Hall
937 Phillips Lane
Louisville, KY 40209

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Want to donate to Bluegrass Pugfest? Bluegrass Pugfest, Inc. is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charity. Goods, services, and funds donated are used to pay expenses related to our operating costs, ensure the future of Bluegrass Pugfest, Inc. and support participating Pug Rescue organizations. We wouldn’t exist without the support of our many friends and we thank you for your consideration.

Vendor Information

Interested in becoming a Vendor? Bluegrass Pugfest, Inc. invites you to exhibit at the 1st Annual 2022 Bluegrass Pugfest that will be held on Saturday & Sunday, May 14 & 15, 2022.


Love Pugs? Want to share your talent and time? Bluegrass Pugfest, Inc. is an all-volunteer organization – we can’t do what we do without the help of many dedicated volunteers. Take a look at our volunteer page for opportunities and our volunteer application.