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National Hot Dog Month

Get ready to chow down and celebrate National Hot Dog Month with delicious toppings, creative recipes, and sizzling deals all month long!
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July 1
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Introduction

Get ready to chow down on some delicious hot dogs because July 1 marks the beginning of National Hot Dog Month! This iconic food has been a staple in American cuisine since the late 1800s and has evolved into a beloved summer treat. Whether you prefer yours grilled, boiled, or topped with chili and cheese, there's no denying the tasty appeal of a classic hot dog. So this month, let's celebrate this all-American favorite by indulging in its many variations and enjoying it at backyard barbecues, baseball games, and street vendors across the country.

History of National Hot Dog Month

National Hot Dog Month Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction to America</div><div class='timeline-text'>The hot dog, a form of sausage, was brought to the United States by German immigrants in the 19th century and became a popular street food.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1916</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Nathan's Famous Founded</div><div class='timeline-text'>Nathan's Famous, the iconic hot dog stand, was established on Coney Island, New York City.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1957</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Hot Dog Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Hot Dog Day was established to celebrate this all-American food, typically falling on a day in July.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1972</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest</div><div class='timeline-text'>The annual Nathan’s International July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest begins, becoming a famous event during National Hot Dog Month.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1987</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of National Hot Dog Month</div><div class='timeline-text'>The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHSC) was established, and it later declared the month of July to be National Hot Dog Month.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Hot Dog Month

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create your own hot dog bar</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Set up a variety of toppings and condiments for a make-your-own hot dog bar. Let everyone customize their hot dog with their favorite toppings for a fun and delicious meal.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a hot dog festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Many cities have annual hot dog festivals during National Hot Dog Month. Look for one in your area and enjoy trying out different types of hot dogs and participating in fun activities.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a hot dog cook-off</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and have a friendly competition to see who can come up with the best hot dog creation. With endless possibilities for toppings and flavors, this is sure to be a tasty event.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try out gourmet hot dog recipes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative in the kitchen and try out some gourmet hot dog recipes. From bacon-wrapped hot dogs to bratwurst topped with unique ingredients, there are plenty of delicious options to choose from.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a backyard hot dog party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends and family over for a fun backyard hot dog party. Set up lawn games, play some music, and enjoy grilling up hot dogs with loved ones.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Hot Dog Month

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Hot dogs are a classic summer food</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>July is the peak of summer, and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious hot dog? Whether you're at a barbecue, a baseball game, or just enjoying the warm weather, hot dogs are the perfect summertime treat.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Hot dogs are customizable</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From toppings like mustard and ketchup to more creative choices like sauerkraut and chili, there's no limit to how you can dress up your hot dog. This makes them the perfect meal for picky eaters or those looking for something unique!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Hot dogs bring people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's something about sitting down with friends and family to enjoy a good old fashioned hot dog that just brings people closer. It's a simple pleasure that everyone can enjoy - making it the perfect symbol of unity and togetherness during National Hot Dog Month!</p></div></div>

5 Shocking Facts About National Hot Dog Month

National Hot Dog Month FAQs

When is National Hot Dog Month?

National Hot Dog Month is celebrated on July 1 every year. In 2024, National Hot Dog Month will start on a Monday.

National Hot Dog Month Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jul 1

Saturday

2024

Jul 1

Monday

2025

Jul 1

Tuesday

2026

Jul 1

Wednesday

2027

Jul 1

Thursday

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