Pick the top dog at Liberty Hot Dog Festival

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:45

    Lafayette — The free Liberty Hot Dog Festival will take place at Olde Lafayette Village on June 25 and 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. Both days will include music, craft and food vendors and hot dog tastings. Guests are invited for hot dog samplings and to vote for their favorites to crown the Top Dog, according to organizers. A free hula hoop contest at 1 p.m. will be held on Saturday only for children up to age 10. Participants must bring their own hoops. Prizes will be awarded to “he who hoops the longest” or can twirl and swirl the most hoops at one time, organizers said. On Sunday, the winner of the hot dog competition will be named. The contest begins at 1 p.m. and is for adults only. Top prize will go to the person who eats the most hot dogs in five minutes. Entry fee is $5 per person and preregistration is required. Prizes will be also be awarded to first and second runners up. To enter, visit www.vendor-finders.com/Applications.html. Unless sold out, vendor space is available until June 20. To get a vendor application, visit http://www.vendor-finders.com/Applications.html.