If there's one place you'll be able to find a bunch of Dachshund loitering around it would be at a corn dog festival! We took a short road trip up to Roseville today to the annual Denio's Market Dog Days of Fun and filled our stomach's with the most amazing corn dogs I've ever had, and had a chance to meet some new Dachshund friends while we were chowing down. Check out the mohawk on that big red boy! If you haven't been there it's a large swap meet filled with everything from household goods, to electronics, to clothing. The one place I wish we would have went to was their farmer's market, but they didn't allow dogs, so next time we are definitely going to load up on fresh fruits and vegetables grown right in Sacramento!
It was a bit confusing trying to find the festival since there weren't any signs (note for next year- put up signs!) so by the time we got to the area we had missed the wiener dog races (so bummed) but we were still able to meet the winners and check out all the swag they won! This is Edward, he was such a sweet boy that was more than happy to let me take a few pictures of him in exchange for a few treats. I should have taken more advantage of that sweet face and asked him to model a bit more for me! We had a great time just people/dog watching and getting to know other Dachshund owners while we waiting for the corn dog eating contest to begin. That's right- a corn dog eating contest!
Now we have a "thing" for corn dogs- it's our favorite junk meal and often times you can find a box hidden in our freezer for those special moments we hold so dear. Yes, disgusting, but oh so good at the same time. So, when we heard of this festival we knew we had to go and see what it was all about.
I have never been to an eating contest so I was expecting this to go much faster, but after having tasted one of these amazing corn dogs myself, I can see why they could only manage about five in four minutes. The crust is crispy and thick, making any fast chewing motions almost impossible. The man on the right hand side had it down, he would take a drink of water in between each bite making it easier to swallow. But why would you want to eat these delicious dogs so fast? These are worth taking your time to enjoy every bite!
This little guy was working the crowd and managing to hold his own against the adults. His tactic was to peel off the batter and eat the inside and save the crust for last. He was a trooper though and kept eating all four minutes until the time was up!
It was an interesting and fun day but if you want to go next year get there early so you can get a good parking spot and a picnic table in the shade! Your dogs will love you!