A Mainer favorite will be celebrated this weekend with a festival in Dexter.

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Although the Maine Red Hot Dog Festival is a newer event in the state it has been a well received one with a great turn out last year and more planned for this year.

The event kicks off Saturday August 12th with the Bun Run 5K and continues with kids games, an inflatable obstacle course, a pie eating contest and of course a hot dog eating contest. There will also be food, games, vendors, and music.

Oh and it's kind of common sense but there will be a lot of hot dogs there. Last year there were even people at the festival dressed as hot dogs and some dogs dressed as hot dogs!

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