GREENEVILLE, TN – The stakes are higher in this year’s Top Dog Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4.
Two monetary prizes totaling $200 will be presented, thanks to a new sponsor, Tony Jones Termite & Pest Control.
The contest will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Big Spring as part of the 5th annual American Downtown 4th of July celebration.
“This is the second year of our hot dog eating contest, and last year’s was a big hit,” said Amy Rose, organizer of the celebration. “We are extremely thankful to Tony Jones Termite & Pest Control for offering to sponsor this year’s contest and for the support of John Price, owner of the Top Dog Hot Dog Stand.”
First prize is $150, and second prize is $50.
To enter and obtain the official rules, please visit the Top Dog Hot Dog Stand at the corner of Summer and Irish streets or call (423) 620-8340.
Entry fee is $10, and deadline to enter is July 1. Competitors must be 18 years or older.
In addition to the Hot Dog Eating Contest, American Downtown kicks off with a Main Street parade at 2 p.m.; includes live music, dancing, a kids zone, outdoor movie food vendors; and ends with a huge fireworks show at Greeneville High School.
Admission to American Downtown is free.