To Celebrate the historical connection between our national pastime and the hot dog, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) in partnership with Hy-Vee, Pepsi and Farmland established the “Heart of America Hot Dog Festival” in 2013 to rave reviews. The family-friendly Festival includes live entertainment, mascots, games, autograph sessions, and trivia along with admission to the NLBM. Since its inception, the festival has attracted more than 20,000 hot dog lovers.
What’s more synonymous with baseball than the All-American hot dog? And, while its origins are debatable and oftentimes humorous, it’s no laughing matter when it comes to baseball fans love of the hotdog. Whether it’s grilled, boiled, steamed, fried or roasted… the hotdog is still “top dog” of all ballpark foods.