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Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch The 8th annual West Virginia Hot Dog Festival takes place on Saturday, July 28, 2012, in downtown Huntington.

The Tri-State loves its hot dogs so much, Huntington is home to the annual West Virginia Hot Dog Festival every July. If you missed it, you can still try out some of these local favorites:

Farley's Famous Hot Dogs, 5965 U.S. 60 East, Barboursville, W.Va., 304-736-5819; 1226 Main St., Milton, W.Va., 304-743-9242.

Frostop Drive In, 1449 Hal Greer Boulevard, 304-523-6851. Look for the giant, rotating root beer mug on top of the building.

Hillbilly Hotdogs, original location is 6951 Ohio River Road, Lesage. Call 304-762-2458. Visit www.hillbillyhotdogs.com.

Midway Drive-In West, 445 6th Ave. W., Huntington, 304-697-3644. Along with hot dogs, the Midway is also famous for its signature hot dog sauce (made each morning) and its fresh ground hamburger patties.

Sam's Hot Dog Stand, 2885 5th Ave., 304-522-8137. Other locations include Piedmont Road in Huntington, 29th Street in Ashland, Ky., Meade Station in Ashland, Ky., and locations in Barboursville, Lavalette and Salt Rock, W.Va. Visit www.samshotdogs.com.

Stewarts Original Hot Dogs, 2445 5th Ave., Huntington, 304-529-4700; 1025 Oak St., Kenova, W.Va, 304-453-2777. Visit www.stewartshotdogs.com.

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