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Huntington hot dog stands prepping for WV Hot Dog Festival

Jul. 25, 2013 @ 07:20 AM

 HUNTINGTON — Wiener dogs start your engines, it’s time for the 9th annual West Virginia Hot Dog Festival that runs 8 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at Pullman Square.

  Featuring such iconic hot dog stands as Stewart’s, Sam’s, Midway and Frostop, the fest is chunked, covered and smothered with fun from a steady stream of live music to contests that include everything from wiener dog races to root beer chugging.

 All proceeds benefiting the Hoops Family Children's Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Kym York-Blake, who helps organize the festival for Clear Channel (WTCR-FM, WKEE-100, Oldies 97-1, X-106.3, 800WVHU, 24-7 107.1, Fox Sports, 1230 and 1420 AM and home of iHeart Radio), said they try and find something for everyone in the family from a car show and bicycle rides to a KidZone, PetZone and lots of live music.

“There truly is something for everybody to watch or listen or participate and make them happy,” York-Blake said. “Of course, we have the top hot dog businesses in the region coming together for one great cause.”

 Hotdog vendors include the Tri-State’s oldest stand, Stewart’s, which is 81 years old, as well as other iconic drive-ins, Frostop and Midway, as well as Sam’s Hot Dogs, Charlie’s Harley-Davidson diner.

 Read more about the Hot Dog Festival in Thursday’s Weekend section and read an interview with national country act, Phoenix Stone in Friday’s Herald-Dispatch.