The great thing about visiting or living in Austin is that most restaurants have become accustomed to serving food for everyone's diet! Some cities are more restrictive than others, but Austin does not disappoint in the vegan department whatsoever. It's no surprise that they'd be the home of the Annual Vegan Hot Dog Eating Contest, and boy are we ready for it! July 4th may be over after tomorrow, but who says we have to stop celebrating? 

ATX Vegans and CRAFT are coming together to bring Austin it's very own vegan hot dog eating contest. It takes place once a year and is highly anticipated. I think we can all agree there needs to be more vegan hot dog eating contests in the world. 

The event will take place from 11 AM to 2 PM and the weather is looking perfect for the day! It'll take place in the back of CRAFT and is completely free to attend, though participating in the contest is a slightly different story. To participate you'll first have to purchase a ticket for $20 and fill out a short form. A small price to pay for all the hot dogs you can handle and a super awesome prize!

If you're crowned the champion, you'll win $100 and a huge gift bag from their sponsors. What an amazing way to spend your day. Whether you're #1 or not, you'll still leave with a full stomach and a new appreciation for vegan eatery!

And if you choose not to participate in the contest, you'll get tons of entertainment, music, drinks, and the tastiest vegan barbeque cookout food in Texas!

Annual Vegan Hot Dog Eating Contest

Price: Free ($20 for contest entry)

Cuisine: Vegan

Address: 4620 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78702

Why you need to go: Finally a food fest that vegans and non-vegans alike can attend! What a delicious and fun way to spend your day. Who knows, you might leave liking vegan hot dogs better.