Welcome to Bluegrass Pugfest

Our 2022 Sponsors:

Participating Pug Rescue Organizations:

Wow!  2022 was a blast!  Over 2,300 people, tons of Pugs, and most-importantly, smiles all around!  With your support, we also raised a lot of money for Pugs in need.  Our wheels are turning full speed making plans for 2023 – we’re going to take your suggestions and make it event better.  We know the word will spread and many more folks will come in 2023 – we’ve got over 1,000,000 square feet available to us at the Kentucky Expo Center – let’s fill it within the next 10 years!  Put May 20/21. 2023 on your calendars – don’t miss PugFest 2023!


Richard and Debbie Kopaczewski, Paul Gilles, and Sandy Ferguson

Board of Directors, Bluegrass PugFest, Inc.

Event Details

Pugfest 2023
May 20-21, 2023  —  10am – 4pm (doors open 9:45am)
Kentucky Exposition Center, West Hall
937 Phillips Lane
Louisville, KY 40209

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Get Your Tickets (Coming 2023)


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 2st Annual Bluegrass Pugfest that will be held on Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21, 2023.


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.