If this smiling hot dog looks familiar to you it is because these two dogs are my friends Rick and Cathy Mcinnis that help me every year at Hannaford with our pasta drive. Yes that Rick, my pasta dancer is also going to the dogs for the Red Hot Dog Festival.  Both of them tell me it is a blast too.

The Maine Red Hot Dog Festival kicks into gear with a pancake breakfast at 7 AM. There are so many things to do especially for kids.  Some of this years activities include:

  • Bun-Run (5K Road Race)
  • “Con Brio Brass” – Cheerful Brass Music
  • Food, craft,
  • Kid Zone and Inflatables open
  • games, crafts, and children’s activities
  • The Sunday Project” – Jazz –
  • Central Maine Country Music Association
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • “Wes Booth, Maine's Master Magician” Magic Show
  • Beer/Wine Tents open
  • “The H.J. Crosby Community Band”
  • Maine Red Hot Dog Festival Eating Contest
  • “Everett Dumas”
  • Children’s Pie Eating Contest
  • “The Ray Stafford Trio”
  • “Fishers of Men”
  • “The Wildwoods Band”
  • Duck Race
  • “Jakaras”
  • "Non-Profit, The Band”

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