In March every year, a popular food of sports fans, concert and fair goers alike are enjoyed with ketchup, mustard or even plain. It’s National Corndog Day.
The corn dog started out as a sausage or hot dog baked or deep fried in a cornmeal breading and served as a sandwich. In the late 1930s or early 1940s, this sandwich became a convenient fair food when the whole meal was put on a stick before being deep fried. Fair goers could then eat their corn dog while taking in the exhibits.
The convenience of the corn dog and other fried foods on a stick continues today. From sports arenas to amusement parks, state fairs and concerts, Americans can get their corn dogs and dipping sauces to go and not miss out on a moment of the game.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Grab a corn dog and get back to the game. Use #NationalCorndogDay to share on social media.
Created in 1992 by Brady Sahnow and Henry Otley in honor of the saving grace of corn dogs and the March Madness that is basketball. For more information visit their website at www.corndogday.com.
Note: National Day Calendar is aware that corn dog is two words. This national day is spelled as one word.
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