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home : news : lakelands & beyond February 15, 2019

6/8/2012 10:52:00 AM
Win With Skins And Become A South Carolina Hot Dog Champion
Annual SC Festival of Discovery Hot Dog Contest Scheduled for July 14 at Noon

Greenwood, SC – The award winning South Carolina Festival of Discovery is searching to find South Carolina’s top home grown hot dog eater.

The Festival is partnering with none other than South Carolina’s own Skins Hot Dogs (  With a dozen locations all over Upstate South Carolina and one in Greenwood, nobody cooks a hot dog like they do!  Visit their Greenwood location at 531B ByPass 72 NW in front of REI Greenwood Cinema. 

The champion walks away with a $500 prize and the right to claim the name of 2012 Festival of Discovery Hot Dog Eating Champion!

Only South Carolina residents with a valid identification are eligible to enter.

Contestants are allowed to use almost any tactic as long as they eat both the wiener and bun.  Contestants will have 12 minutes to down all the hot dogs they can handle.  A $5 registration fee is required and the contest is limited to the first 15 entrants.  All entrants will receive a t-shirt.

Contestants should register ahead of time by calling Uptown Greenwood at (864) 942-8448.  Entry forms are available on the Festival website at  Contestants must be at least 18 years old (or have a parent/legal guardian sign) and complete an entry form to compete. 

The South Carolina Festival of Discovery is coordinated and sponsored by the Uptown Greenwood Development Corporation (UGDC).  The Festival celebrates the folk and traditional arts, crafts, music, and foods that have provided the context and character of the American South and Greenwood County.  For additional information on the 2012 South Carolina Festival of Discovery, visit the Festival website at or call (864) 942-8448.

Click on the link to the article below to find the rules and registration form for the hot dog eating contest!

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• Rules & Registration to the Festival of Discovery Hot dog Eating Contest

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