New at Tampa Riverfest 2017 is our first annual Hot Dog Festival. This festival will be the largest of its kind ever to take place in Downtown Tampa and will include a Hot Dog Sampling Competition with local restaurants and caterers, a Nathans Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier Event, A Wiener Dog Derby that benefits the Florida Dachshund Rescue and a concert in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
The event is free and open to the public, however, to sample the hot dogs participating in the competition, you must purchase a Hot Dog Sampler. Each Hot Dog Sampler wristband gets you a vote for Best Hot Dog. The voting ends at 7:00pm with the awarding happening shortly thereafter. The Hot Dog Festival is one part of the annual Tampa Riverfest.
For a full list of events please check out the website here.