Top Dog Hot Dog Eating Contest Returns

The Top Dog Hot Dog Eating Contest is returning this year after being cancelled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
The contest with a grand prize of $200 is part of the Town of Greeneville’s American Downtown celebration and will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at the Big Spring.
Second-place prize is $100, and both prizes are sponsored by Tony Jones Termite & Pest Control.
Competitors must be 18 years old or older.
To enter, pick up a form at Town Hall, the Top Dog Hog Dog Stand, or call John Price at 423-620-8340.
The entry fee is $15, and deadline to enter is July 1.
In addition to the hot dog eating contest, American Downtown features live music and kids activities starting at 4 p.m. at the Big Spring behind the Greeneville-Greene County Library.
The free community event also includes food trucks, a nighttime Main Street parade, and a spectacular fireworks show at Greeneville High School.
In addition to Tony Jones Termite & Pest Control, sponsors of American Downtown are: Waste Industries, Andrew Johnson Bank, Ballad Health, Gateway Ford, Apex Bank, General Morgan Inn, Greeneville Federal Bank, Greeneville Flyboys, Greeneville Light & Power System, Greeneville Oil & Petroleum, MECO Corporation, TEVET, Consumer Credit Union, Creamy Cup, Food City, Gypsy Soul Market, Heritage Community Bank, John Deere Power Products, Miller Industries, Summers-Taylor, and Walmart Logistics.
For more information on American Downtown, visit