Hot diggity dog! It’s a hot dog eating contest in Vegas

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The region’s finest competitive eaters will hustle their buns to stuff their faces with weenies during the 16th annual qualifying hot dog eating contest on Saturday, April 20 at New York-New York’s Brooklyn Bridge in Las Vegas.

Click here to see pictures from a past hot dog eating contest.

He or she who best stomachs the competition will not only be crowned the Nevada Hot Dog Eating Champion but will also earn the right to compete in the coveted 98th annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, which takes place during National Hot Dog Month in the real Coney Island, NY.

A special employee contest starts at 1 p.m. and a heroes contest featuring military personnel and first responders will take place at 2:30 p.m. The qualifying contest starts at 3 p.m.

It is free to watch the competitors go head to head — or hot dog to hot dog — plus, you can stock up on  Nathan’s Hot Dogs at the Coney Island Pavilion in the New York-New York hotel to practice for next year’s contest.

Aleza Freeman

Yes, I’m from Las Vegas. But I’d like to clarify a few things: I don’t live in a hotel and I’m not a showgirl. I put my pasties on one nipple at a time, just like everyone else. I’m a regular girl who plunges off the side of ridiculously tall Las Vegas landmarks and writes about it for a living. I also ride roller coasters, hang at the spa, shoot holes in zombies and take art lessons from bottlenose dolphins. You know, normal stuff. My career as a journalist and copywriter has led me out of Vegas and around the world, but the 24/7 normality of Las Vegas sucks me back in every time. Am I oblivious to the plethora of slot machines everywhere I go? Sure. But that’s because I’m distracted by all the pretty lights. Follow me on Google+ and Twitter.

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