You can put your hot dog eating skills to the test this Friday at Haynie’s Corner's Hot Dog Eating Contest.

By now, you have seen hot dog eating contests on TV. There's something about them that you just can't help to watch. Have you ever thought "I could do that" while watching it? I would be lying if I said that I never had that thought before...even though I know there's no way I could eat THAT many hot dogs. The guys you see on the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on TV are pros, but that doesn't mean that hot dog lovers in the Tri-State can't compete in a hot dog eating contest of our own.

In fact, you have the chance to compete against other amateur hot dog eaters this Friday at Haynie's Corner for their First Friday Hot Dog Eating Contest. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 6th.

This is a fundraising event for Haynie's Corner and it's all in good fun. So you don't have to have any prior food contest experience. It doesn't matter if you eat three hot dogs or thirty-three hot dogs, this event is open to anyone 18 or older, who simply wants to eat hot dogs for the fun of it.

You'll be given five hot dogs and buns to start along with two 32 oz cups of water per participant for dunking or drinking. Once the last of your original five hot dogs are being eaten, they will bring you five more to start chowing down on. Again, if you can't eat that many, no worries. You're not Joey Chesnut!

Oh and, according to the contest rules, "participants who suffer a reversal of fortune and/or urges contrary to swallowing will be disqualified (and possibly laughed at) - i.e.: vomit, puke, upchuck, etc." But let's be honest, there's a good chance that someone might spew...which will make this contest even more entertaining!

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Up for grabs with this hot dog eating contest is "hot dog gear, glory, and a bottle of Tums", on top of a fun experience. There is a $20 participation fee involved with this event that will benefit the Haynie’s Corner Arts District Association.  The event is free to watch.

For more information and to reserve your tickets to participate, visit the event page by clicking here.

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