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COME TO HOT DOG-LOVER'S "ALMOST HEAVEN!" WV HOT DOG FESTIVAL IS SHOWCASING:  Stewarts Original Hot Dogs!.....Frostop Drive-In!......Midway Drive-In!...Sam's Hot Dogs!.....Bianco's Quality Foods!...Sheetz!.....Sideline Grille Food Truck!...Along with.......Rick's Lemonade!........Village Ice!.....ScragglePop!.....Kona Ice!.....Snowy Shaved Ice! AND MORE!

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All proceeds we raise from the festival's contests, rides, run and activities each year goes to Hoops Family Children's Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital, helping the region's children who are in treatment for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. We hope you find many activities for you, your family, and the family dog to enjoy at the festival again this year!
We sincerely appreciate your donations (any size...together as a community it all adds up to benefit children in our region who needs us!) To donate, simply click the donate button below, and specify the amount you would like to contribute. Please reference WV Hot Dog Festival in the notes of your donation. You will receive a 501c3 receipt for your donation, for your tax file.
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John Mandt On StageHuntington, WV and the Tri-State of WV/KY/OH is a wonderful region to live and work…and visit!

There are many reasons to celebrate and enjoy the natural beauty of the area, and discover the artistic talents and welcoming warmth of so many in the community.

John Mandt Jr of Stewarts Original Hot Dogs had the original thought for the annual WV Hot Dog Festival. John came to iHeart Media-Huntington & the Tri-State's then-Market Manager, Judy Jennings, and Sr. AE, Kym York-Blake to develop, build, promote, manage and execute this annual festival.

The last Saturday in July was chosen for each year's WV Hot Dog Festival (July is National Hot Dog Month). The three co-founders wanted to give folks another great reason to come celebrate downtown Huntington and beautiful Pullman Square, and all agreed they wanted to choose a charity that would benefit children in our own Tri-State region of WV/KY/OH.

Weiner Dog RacesOn Saturday, July 30th, 2005, the WV Hot Dog Festival was born. The festival raised $8000 the first year for the kids.

With the valuable help of business sponsors, contest participants, volunteers, and festival-goers, the annual WV Hot Dog Festival has raised almost $175,000 to date, all used to help children in treatment for cancer and other life-threatening illness, in partnership with Cabell Huntington Hospital's Hoops Family Children's Hospital.

2011 WV Hot Dog Festival CollageIt is important to our iHeart Radio family (KEE100FM/103.3 WTCR/B97FM/106.3 "The Brew"/News Radio 800 WVHU/107.1 "The Bear"/and FOX Sports Radio 1230 & 1420), along with the top hot dog businesses and community-minded area sponsors, these donations are raised to help our local children in need.  Any sponsorship level, and/or donation amount is appreciated and valued. Contact us to find out how you can make a tax deductible donation or help sponsor the festival.

2015 iHeart Radio Crew LogosWe hope you plan to attend (bring the kids and the family dog too), participate in the contests, eat some delicious hot dogs, shop our vendors and booths, enjoy the amazing music and entertainment, buy a souvenir t-shirt, take home some fresh produce, enjoy the day with us at beautiful Pullman Square and downtown Huntington, and consider making a donation to the WV Hot Dog Festival before, and/or during the event.

We are looking forward to a fun day with you each year at the annual WV Hot Dog Festival! (Always the last Saturday in July each year). Expect even more things to see, do, hear, experience, enjoy, and sponsor each year!

Don't forget to mark your calendar for the last Saturday in July, invite family and friends from out of town for the weekend, and know we sincerely invite YOU, YOUR

FAMILY, AND THE FAMILY DOG! It's always a dog-gone good time!

2016 West Virginia Hot Dog Festival Gallery

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2015 West Virginia Hot Dog Festival Gallery

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2014 West Virginia Hot Dog Festival Gallery

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2013 West Virginia Hot Dog Festival Gallery

2013 Event Photos Courtesy of:
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Hot Dog Eating Contest 2013
Bun Run 2013
Vendor Booths 2013
People and their Dogs 2013
Performances 2013
Pooch Parade 2013
Weiner Dog Races 2013
RC Car Races 2013
Rootbeer Chugging Contest 2013
 Kids 2013

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2011 Photo Gallery Courtesy of John Nolan Photography