Frankfort Hot Dog Festival Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

The Frankfort Hot Dog Festival has been cooking up delicious food since 1991

Posted: Jul 26, 2019 5:41 PM

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) - The Frankfort Hot Dog Festival has been cooking up delicious food since 1991, and with its 25th anniversary underway, they've added even more food to the menu!

The Frankfort Hot Dog Festival's main mission is for everyone to together and celebrate the community, local business and most importantly- the Hot Dogs!

Shoup Country food manager Cindy Shoup has been catering the festival for two years and is excited to have added more hot dogs to the menu.

"If you love hotdogs this is the place to be you can get any type of hot dog you want, any foot long you want, also all kind of meat and nacho you want," stated Shoup. "If you're really hungry go for the Mac Daddy! Which is macaroni and cheese, pulled pork, barbecue sauce and extra cheese on that,"

Ten-year-old Sydney Harris says she believes the festival grows the community.

"Well, it just kind of brings everyone together and you can meet a lot of new people and help promote a lot of business," said Harris.

Harris set up shop with her mother at their feral cat rescue booth called Jett Animal services and like many others are trying to educate people on what they can offer.

"Well it's a lot of fun to go to other booths and see what they want to educate people about cause it's easy just to walk by and not pay attention but if you just go to these booths for a couple of minutes it can really help you," added Harris.

The festival features stunt shows, live music, and a corn hole tournament. For their 25th anniversary, they will have Rock and Roll artist Kyle Cook- who was the lead guitarist of Matchbox twenty. He will play Friday at 9:00 p.m. on the Prarie Creek Park Stage which is located on Washington Street.

"The whole town really comes together for this festival it's the biggest event for the whole year for Clinton County right downtown and we'd love for everyone to come," said Shoup.

The festival will also include a hot dog eating contest on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. on the Witham Stage. Five hundred dollars will go to whoever eats the most hot dogs in ten minutes. On Saturday they will be having a firework show at 10:45 p.m. and will end with a community worship service at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday on the Prairie Creek Park Stage.

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