25th Annual Frankfort Hot Dog Festival

Friday, July 26

11 a.m.

Opening Kickoff (Witham Stage) please join us as we kickoff our 25th Annual Frankfort Hot Dog Festival.

Sheltered Reality – (Witham Stage) Started in 1997 as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. Sheltered Reality (SR) has dedicated itself to being a youth-oriented project, where youth members in SR use music and education as a way to reach out to audiences, motivating them to advocate for those in need, especially children and families. The educational message presented focuses on facts, statistics, and real-life stories, and culminates with character education and ideas for action. SR’s unique percussive approach to performing music inspires the audience members to ‘take on the world’ and ensures that the message ‘doing good is fun’ is remembered by all in attendance.

Official Hot Dog Festival Tent by Shoup’s Country Foods opens (Clinton/Main St) Back by popular demand the “Shoup Dog” and fixin’s.

Art & Book Sale (Frankfort Public Library) Book Sale Friday & Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm – Fill a FCPL bag for a $5 donation!

Noon

Family Fun Zone Opens (Washington/Main) featuring the Log Jammer Extreme Slide & Bounce House (the largest slide in Central Indiana).  Measuring in at 40 feet tall, 20 feet wide and 75 feet long!!! You DON’T want to miss this along with the Trackless Train, and back by popular demand – Bumper Cars on Ice!  The Family Fun Zone is designed to involve the entire family at an affordable price.

Variety Show by Clinton County Youth Theater (Witham Stage) following opening ceremony

Wee Witham Opens (Main St) – Attention Little Ones! Want to be a doctor or a nurse? Come and put on a doctor hat or nurses cap and help keep our babies healthy in the Wee Witham trailer. Take your hat and goodies home with you!

Senior Talent Show Check in (Witham Stage) registration table by sound booth

1 p.m.

Senior Citizen Talent Show (Witham Stage) this is a fun, entertaining experience for both contestants and festival guests. Contestants showcase just how exciting life is after 60! Come out and show us what you’ve got!

1:30 p.m.

Frankfort’s Got Talent Show Check in (Witham Stage) registration table by sound booth (Pre-K; Elementary, Middle School, High School & Adult ages 1 – 59)

2 p.m.

Frankfort’s Got Talent Show (Witham Stage) ages 1 – 59 competing in Vocal, Instrumental, Theater/Drama, Dance or Open Class

Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Diving (W Clinton) check in & practice – How does an event work? What is a Splash, Catch-It, Fetch-It, or Chase-It?  Ultimate Air (Distance jumping) is the main feature of our events. Dogs run down a dock and fly into a pool – the distance is judged from the end of the dock nearest the waters’ edge, to the base of the dog’s tail. It is showcased in different rounds called “SPLASHES”. At a typical event, we usually host anywhere from 2 to 15 Splashes – culminating at the end of the event with our Divisional Finals.

3 p.m.

Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Diving – SPLASH 1 (W Clinton) Within each Splash, dog-handler teams get 2 jumps. Ultimate Air Dogs runs a format unique to other Dock Jumping organizations where dogs jump back-to-back in our Splashes. This means no extra fatigue for you or your dog from standing and waiting in line until your next jump. Once you’ve made your 2 jumps, you may exit the pool area and go praise your dog for the awesome sportsmanship!!!   The best score [of those two jumps] is then recorded for the Bubble. What is The Bubble? The Bubble holds the key to the Finals – it breaks down the dogs into our pre-determined divisions, allowing teams to track their progress throughout the event.

3:30 p.m.

Real Encounter Outreach Stunt Show (E Washington) As seen on America’s Got Talent, Real Encounter Outreach partners with local churches and various organizations to connect with those who do not yet know Christ and share the life-changing message of Jesus. Our ministry outreach is made up of professional athletes and ministers in the area of Moto Stunting, Street Bike Stunting and BMX Bike Stunt Team. Our outreach strategy uses action sports and extreme sports to connect with all ages of people. The motorcycle stunt show is our platform, but make no mistake; Jesus Christ has center-stage in our lives as individuals and our message as a ministry. Sponsored in part by First Christian Church.

4 p.m.

Wee Witham – Attention Little Ones! (Main St) Want to be a doctor or a nurse? Come and put on a doctor hat or nurses cap and help keep our babies healthy in the Wee Witham trailer. Take your hat and goodies home with you!

Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Diving (W Clinton) check in & practice – How does an event work? What is a Splash, Catch-It, Fetch-It, or Chase-It?  Ultimate Air (Distance jumping) is the main feature of our events. Dogs run down a dock and fly into a pool – the distance is judged from the end of the dock nearest the waters’ edge, to the base of the dog’s tail. It is showcased in different rounds called “SPLASHES”. At a typical event, we usually host anywhere from 2 to 15 Splashes – culminating at the end of the event with our Divisional Finals.

5 p.m.

Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Diving – SPLASH 2 (W Clinton) Within each Splash, dog-handler teams get 2 jumps. Ultimate Air Dogs runs a format unique to other Dock Jumping organizations where dogs jump back-to-back in our Splashes. This means no extra fatigue for you or your dog from standing and waiting in line until your next jump. Once you’ve made your 2 jumps, you may exit the pool area and go praise your dog for the awesome sportsmanship!!!   The best score [of those two jumps] is then recorded for the Bubble. What is The Bubble? The Bubble holds the key to the Finals – it breaks down the dogs into our pre-determined divisions, allowing teams to track their progress throughout the event.

WILO & Shine 99 Live Remote (Main St) visit with WILO & Shine 99 Radio personalities

5:30 p.m.

Real Encounter Outreach Stunt Show (E Washington) As seen on America’s Got Talent, Real Encounter Outreach partners with local churches and various organizations to connect with those who do not yet know Christ and share the life-changing message of Jesus. Our ministry outreach is made up of professional athletes and ministers in the area of Moto Stunting, Street Bike Stunting and BMX Bike Stunt Team. Our outreach strategy uses action sports and extreme sports to connect with all ages of people. The motorcycle stunt show is our platform, but make no mistake; Jesus Christ has center-stage in our lives as individuals and our message as a ministry. Sponsored in part by First Christian Church.

6 p.m.

Wildfire Country Band (Witham Stage) The HOTTEST country band in the Midwest, bringing a non-stop party with fresh high-energy arrangements of your favorite country songs. Wildfire is a country crossover band, performing Pop Country hits, along with Classic Country, Southern Rock and Top 40 from Carrie Underwood to Dolly Parton and Luke Bryan to Johnny Cash. Offering both male & female lead singers, this band will be sure to have everyone singing along with all of the country hits. No other band compares to this group of talented musicians giving you the show of a lifetime!

Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Diving (W Clinton) check in & practice – How does an event work? What is a Splash, Catch-It, Fetch-It or Chase-It?  Ultimate Air (Distance jumping) is the main feature of our events. Dogs run down a dock and fly into a pool – the distance is judged from the end of the dock nearest the waters’ edge, to the base of the dog’s tail. It is showcased in different rounds called “SPLASHES”. At a typical event, we usually host anywhere from 2 to 15 Splashes – culminating at the end of the event with our Divisional Finals.

Wee Witham – Attention Little Ones! (Main St) Want to be a doctor or a nurse? Come and put on a doctor hat or nurses cap and help keep our babies healthy in the Wee Witham trailer. Take your hat and goodies home with you!

Family Fun Zone (Washington/Main) featuring the Log Jammer Extreme Slide & Bounce House (the largest slide in Central Indiana).  Measuring in at 40 feet tall, 20 feet wide and 75 feet long!!! You DON’T want to miss this along with the Trackless Train, and back by popular demand – Bumper Cars on Ice!  The Family Fun Zone is designed to involve the entire family at an affordable price.

7 p.m.

Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Diving – SPLASH 3 (W Clinton) Within each Splash, dog-handler teams get 2 jumps. Ultimate Air Dogs runs a format unique to other Dock Jumping organizations where dogs jump back-to-back in our Splashes. This means no extra fatigue for you or your dog from standing and waiting in line until your next jump. Once you’ve made your 2 jumps, you may exit the pool area and go praise your dog for the awesome sportsmanship!!!   The best score [of those two jumps] is then recorded for the Bubble. What is The Bubble? The Bubble holds the key to the Finals – it breaks down the dogs into our pre-determined divisions, allowing teams to track their progress throughout the event.

Frisbee Dog Show (N Courthouse lawn) Trainer Bill Marion and crew will perform amazing tricks & catches

7:30 p.m.

Beer Garden Opens at Prairie Creek Park

8:15 p.m.

Ballet Folklorico Mosaicos – (Witham Stage) Folkloric dance, like its equivalent English term folk dance, means “dances of the people.” The dances reflect the traditions, customs, legends, beliefs and lifestyles of people in particular countries and regions. Folkloric dance expresses the life and spirit of a people through its movement and music. It is both historical and current, preserving tradition yet moving with the present times Latino/Hispanic music and dance.

9 p.m.

Kyle Cook (Prairie Creek Park Stage/Washington St) My hometown people and central Indiana folks alike, let’s get together!! There will be plenty of beer, scissor kicks and All American Rock n Roll to go around!! Whenever I go home it’s a party!! I’m bringing the band we gon’ turn it up and keep the energy high! See y’all there, Kyle

For two decades, Kyle Cook spent the bulk of his musical life as the lead guitarist of Matchbox Twenty. He co-wrote some of the songs and invented many of the instrumental riffs that have become distinguishing parts in such radio staples as “ Real World,” “Unwell” and “Bent.” But plenty of his creative persona was held in check as he collaborated in a team effort.  With Wolves, his solo debut, Cook invests so much of himself in the project that a discerning listener can get a good idea of who the guitar player really is. He’s a studied musician with an all-American Midwestern background, a guy who has a penchant for classic rock with just enough classical training to make him dangerous, and an adult whose experiences with the cycle of love and loss are extraordinarily familiar.

Wolves explores the complicated progression of heartbreak and healing while shining a light on his musical influences. The Queen-ish guitar tones in “Better This Way,” the Tom Petty-sounding foundation of “Wishing Well” and The Eagles-like harmonies in “I Would’ve Left Me Too” all point to the kinds of popular music – melodic songs with sturdy-but-simple arrangements – that influenced his ascent.

Saturday, July 27

7:50 a.m.

Ainsley’s Angels Race (E Clinton) events are unique in that we always have athletes competing on our courses in jogger chairs. An Angel Team consists of one rider and at least one runner. The Race Series is a special event that is based around inclusion with the riders being the spotlight of the event. The Race Series travels around the country working with Ambassadors to ensure everyone can experience endurance events

8 a.m.

5K Bun Run /Walk (E Clinton) get your buns mov’in as you relish the beauty of the day

Coach Kids Breakfast (Clinton St) Biscuits & Gravy, fruit cup & drink – $5 – Mentors matter!

Coach Kids Cornhole Tournament (W Clinton) 8-2 pm – Ready to show the world that you’ve mastered cornhole? Grab a friend and join us for the Saturday of the Hot Dog Festival in Frankfort, Indiana! $20 a pair, Amateurs ONLY.

POUND FITNESS (Witham Stage) Channel your inner Rockstar with this full body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums!  Instructors Amy Perez, Edith Alanis, Jamie McBee and Lindsey Cole.

9 a.m.

Art & Book Sale (W Clinton) Frankfort Public Library Book Sale – Friday & Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm

9:30 a.m.

Over the Top Tours Street Vault (W Clinton) in downtown Frankfort, IN, and a stop on the Over-the-Top Tour as a qualifier for the Indiana State Fair Meet.

10 a.m.

Bowser Bash Car, Truck and Bike Show (E Clinton) First 50 dash plaques, Top 20 Car (pre 1985), Top Truck (pre 1985), Top Truck (1985-present), To Late Model (1985-present), Top Rat Rod, Top Motorcycle.

Doxie Derby Registration – (N Courthouse lawn) Dachshunds from all over will be competing to be the fastest doxie in Indiana! – no previous racing experience necessary all Dachshunds WELCOME! Registration from 10-11 am. Derby starts at 11

YMCA 3 Point Shoot Out – Clinton/Main – bring your game and possibly win some great prizes!

11 a.m.

Official Hot Dog Festival Tent by Shoup’s Country Foods opens (Clinton/Main St) Back by popular demand the “Shoup Dog” and fixin’s.

11th Annual Frankie’s Doxie Derby – (N Courthouse lawn) Dachshunds from all over will be competing – no previous racing experience necessary – all Dachshunds WELCOME!

4th Annual Gem City Dog Fight RC Demolition Derby (E Clinton) Russell’s RC Derby Barn will host a Remote Control Demolition Derby

WILO Live Remote (Main St) join us in front of the Iron Block with guests, giveaways and festival highlights

The Jacks – (Witham Stage) The Jacks are a group of local Frankfort musicians that love what they do.  They play a wide variety of songs.  Some are your forgotten favorites; some are ones you may not have heard.  Regardless, with the energy and emotion put into their shows, you are always bound to have a great time with them!  Everything from Styx to Alanis Morrisette to Susan Tedeschi.

Shine 99 Live Remote – – (Clinton/Main) Join us for a live remote with guests, giveaways and festival highlights

Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Diving (W Clinton) check in & practice – How does an event work? What is a Splash, Catch-It, Fetch-It or Chase-It?  Ultimate Air (Distance jumping) is the main feature of our events. Dogs run down a dock and fly into a pool – the distance is judged from the end of the dock nearest the waters’ edge, to the base of the dog’s tail. It is showcased in different rounds called “SPLASHES”. At a typical event, we usually host anywhere from 2 to 15 Splashes – culminating at the end of the event with our Divisional Finals.

Family Fun Zone Opens (Washington/Main) featuring the Log Jammer Extreme Slide & Bounce House (the largest slide in Central Indiana).  Measuring in at 40 feet tall, 20 feet wide and 75 feet long!!! You DON’T want to miss this along with the Trackless Train, and back by popular demand – Bumper Cars on Ice!  The Family Fun Zone is designed to involve the entire family at an affordable price.

11:30 a.m.

Real Encounter Outreach Stunt Show (E Washington) As seen on America’s Got Talent, Real Encounter Outreach partners with local churches and various organizations to connect with those who do not yet know Christ and share the life-changing message of Jesus. Our ministry outreach is made up of professional athletes and ministers in the area of Moto Stunting, Street Bike Stunting and BMX Bike Stunt Team. Our outreach strategy uses action sports and extreme sports to connect with all ages of people. The motorcycle stunt show is our platform, but make no mistake; Jesus Christ has center-stage in our lives as individuals and our message as a ministry. Sponsored in part by First Christian Church.

Noon

Frisbee Dog Show (N Courthouse lawn) Trainer Bill Marion and crew have been working together for years to perfect their jaw dropping tricks and catches – you don’t want to miss this show!

Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Diving – SPLASH 4 (W Clinton) Within each Splash, dog-handler teams get 2 jumps. Ultimate Air Dogs runs a format unique to other Dock Jumping organizations where dogs jump back-to-back in our Splashes. This means no extra fatigue for you or your dog from standing and waiting in line until your next jump. Once you’ve made your 2 jumps, you may exit the pool area and go praise your dog for the awesome sportsmanship!!!   The best score [of those two jumps] is then recorded for the Bubble. What is The Bubble? The Bubble holds the key to the Finals – it breaks down the dogs into our pre-determined divisions, allowing teams to track their progress throughout the event.

12:30 p.m.

The Gem City Band (Witham Stage) a group of local talented guys who can bring back the memories with music from the 50’s & 60’s, country and classic rock n roll.

1 p.m.

Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Diving (W Clinton) check in & practice – How does an event work? What is a Splash, Catch-It, Fetch-It or Chase-It?  Ultimate Air (Distance jumping) is the main feature of our events. Dogs run down a dock and fly into a pool – the distance is judged from the end of the dock nearest the waters’ edge, to the base of the dog’s tail. It is showcased in different rounds called “SPLASHES”. At a typical event, we usually host anywhere from 2 to 15 Splashes – culminating at the end of the event with our Divisional Finals.

2 p.m.

Faith Band (Witham Stage) Contemporary worship music performed by the Faith Family Worship team led by Jeff Chynoweth, Frankfort, Indiana.

Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Diving – SPLASH 5 (W Clinton) Within each Splash, dog-handler teams get 2 jumps. Ultimate Air Dogs runs a format unique to other Dock Jumping organizations where dogs jump back-to-back in our Splashes. This means no extra fatigue for you or your dog from standing and waiting in line until your next jump. Once you’ve made your 2 jumps, you may exit the pool area and go praise your dog for the awesome sportsmanship!!!   The best score [of those two jumps] is then recorded for the Bubble. What is The Bubble? The Bubble holds the key to the Finals – it breaks down the dogs into our pre-determined divisions, allowing teams to track their progress throughout the event.

2:30 p.m.

Real Encounter Outreach Stunt Show (E Washington) As seen on America’s Got Talent, Real Encounter Outreach partners with local churches and various organizations to connect with those who do not yet know Christ and share the life-changing message of Jesus. Our ministry outreach is made up of professional athletes and ministers in the area of Moto Stunting, Street Bike Stunting and BMX Bike Stunt Team. Our outreach strategy uses action sports and extreme sports to connect with all ages of people. The motorcycle stunt show is our platform, but make no mistake; Jesus Christ has center-stage in our lives as individuals and our message as a ministry. Sponsored in part by First Christian Church.

3 p.m.

Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Diving (W Clinton) check in & Fetch-it practices – How does an event work? What is a Splash, Catch-It, Fetch-It or Chase-It?  Ultimate Air (Distance jumping) is the main feature of our events. Dogs run down a dock and fly into a pool – the distance is judged from the end of the dock nearest the waters’ edge, to the base of the dog’s tail. It is showcased in different rounds called “SPLASHES”. At a typical event, we usually host anywhere from 2 to 15 Splashes – culminating at the end of the event with our Divisional Finals.

3:30 p.m.

Frisbee Dog Show (N Courthouse lawn) Trainer Bill Marion and crew have been working together for years to perfect their jaw dropping tricks and catches – you don’t want to miss this show!

Wee Witham – Attention Little Ones! (Main St) Want to be a doctor or a nurse? Come and put on a doctor hat or nurses cap and help keep our babies healthy in the Wee Witham trailer. Take your hat and goodies home with you!

4 p.m.

Issac Rudd (Witham Stage) From a rural farming community in northern Indiana comes Isaac Rudd. A new voice with songs that tell a story you want to hear. Raised in Kirklin, Indiana, Isaac grew up listening to classic country artists like Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willy Nelson.   When his older sister bought him a cheap acoustic guitar, Isaac taught himself to play it and the piano. It wasn’t long before he began writing songs and found he had stories to tell. With a heartland sound that’s a mix of classic country and southern rock is Isaac’s latest EP “Dive Bar Town” … A six song look into life, family and love while growing up in small town America.

Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Diving – SPLASH 6 (W Clinton) Within each Splash, dog-handler teams get 2 jumps. Ultimate Air Dogs runs a format unique to other Dock Jumping organizations where dogs jump back-to-back in our Splashes. This means no extra fatigue for you or your dog from standing and waiting in line until your next jump. Once you’ve made your 2 jumps, you may exit the pool area and go praise your dog for the awesome sportsmanship!!!   The best score [of those two jumps] is then recorded for the Bubble. What is The Bubble? The Bubble holds the key to the Finals – it breaks down the dogs into our pre-determined divisions, allowing teams to track their progress throughout the event.

5 p.m.

Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Diving – check in for finals (W Clinton) must be checked in to be considered for finals!

Hot Dog Eating Contest – check in (Witham Stage)

5:30 p.m.

Real Encounter Outreach Stunt Show (E Washington) As seen on America’s Got Talent, Real Encounter Outreach partners with local churches and various organizations to connect with those who do not yet know Christ and share the life-changing message of Jesus. Our ministry outreach is made up of professional athletes and ministers in the area of Moto Stunting, Street Bike Stunting and BMX Bike Stunt Team. Our outreach strategy uses action sports and extreme sports to connect with all ages of people. The motorcycle stunt show is our platform, but make no mistake; Jesus Christ has center-stage in our lives as individuals and our message as a ministry. Sponsored in part by First Christian Church.

Hot Dog Eating Contest (Witham Stage) Contestants will compete in the 2nd Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest sponsored in part by NHK Seating.  Grand prize is $500 to the contestant who eats the most hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.  Will the winner have what it takes to become a challenger for world record holder Joey Chestnut.  Chestnut holds the record for eating 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes in 2018.

6 p.m.

Clinton County Sheriff & Frankfort Police Department K9 Demonstrations (N Courthouse lawn) come out and watch our K9 officers in action – North Courthouse lawn

Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Diving FINALS (W Clinton) don’t miss the finals for this first-year event.  Come out and support our local athletes and trainers for all their hard work.

6:30 p.m.

Brothers Walker (Witham Stage) At a very early age identical twin brothers, Clinton and Coty Walker, started singing in church and opening local events and ball games, singing the national anthem. Opening for such acts as Johnny Cash in Branson, MO in 1994, the duo performed locally, singing southern gospel and country music.
They continued to perform and record gospel music as they grew up in Southeast Missouri, and, in recent years, have jumped back into the country music genre, full-force.

Their debut single “The Life” has made a big impact on YouTube and their self-titled debut album tells stories of what it is like to grow up in a small town in the heartland. The brothers’ often autobiographical and humorous writing style makes their music memorable, and, being twins, the dynamics they share on stage in their big-harmony style of singing and their approach to entertaining a crowd makes their live performances unforgettable!

Brothers Walker were members of Team Usher on NBC’s “The Voice” and have shared a stage with acts like Lee Brice, Travis Tritt, and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. They are currently gigging and writing for their sophomore album that is sure not to disappoint!

7 p.m.

Frisbee Dog Show (N Courthouse lawn) Trainer Bill Marion and crew have been working together for years to perfect their jaw dropping tricks and catches – you don’t want to miss this show!

7:30 p.m.

Beer Garden Opens at Prairie Creek Park

8:30 p.m.

Daniel Lusk Magic (Witham Stage) Daniel Lusk started performing his unique style of comedy and magic in the Indianapolis Indiana area in 2003.   He has since performed across the United States, overseas, for celebrities, national sports teams, and on national T.V.  His magic has not only been seen by millions but Daniel also lectures at conventions for other magicians teaching his trade. Daniel also formed the Lusk Entertainment Group  in 2009 which represents over 20 entertainers with a variety of talent.  Daniel still resides in Indianapolis with his wife and three children.  He travels across the world spreading joy, laughter, and amazement through his magic.

9 p.m.

The Kentucky Headhunters (Prairie Creek Park Stage E Washington St) Known as “Southern Rock Royalty” and the “great American Rock ‘n’ Roll band,” The Kentucky Headhunters have maintained a longevity most acts can only dream about.  With a GRAMMY Award, CMA Album of the Year Award, two CMA Vocal Group of the Year Awards, two Top 10 Charting albums, and four consecutive Top 40 hits, their international success spans multiple genres. The “Heads” are credited for creating a unique blend of honky-tonk, blues, and southern rock that appeals to the toughest music critics and listeners of all kinds.

10:45 p.m.

Grand Fireworks Finale (Prairie Creek Park)

The Frankfort Main Street Board of Directors would like to thank you and your family for visiting the 25th Annual Hot Dog Festival.

We hope you had a great time and plan to join us again next year on July 24-26, 2020.

See you next year,

Frankfort Main Street Board of Directors

Sunday, July 28

9:30 a.m.

Community Worship Service (Prairie Creek Park Stage) One Christ, One Body – A non-denominational worship service featuring Malachi Jaggers. Sponsored by the Clinton County Ministerial Association and Frankfort Main Street. Join us for a UNIFIED worship experience to close the annual Hot Dog Festival! Bring your own lawn chair!

For more information visit frankforthotdogfestival.com