Foodie, Giveaways

It’s Time For A Wienervention!

July 21, 2014


There’s just something so quintessentially summer about grilled hot dogs and BBQ’s with friends. This past weekend, we were able to bring these 2 summer staples together in a cookout supplied by Applegate (you know, that awesome, all natural and organic meat company). As part of their Cleaner Wiener campaign, the folks over at Applegate wanted to ensure we had a quality summer cookout with quality hot dogs free of antibiotics, hormones, nitrates, and fillers: it was a Wienervention.

(So great)


Imagine my excitement when Applegate farms contacted me to ask: a) If I needed a Wienervention (Answer: Do I ever?!) and b) If I wanted to help them spread the word about their Cleaner Wieners by hosting a Wienervention (Answer: You had me at free hot dogs). A few days later, my Wienervention kit arrived in the mail with everything I would need to host this ever so necessary event.

My (Super Awesome) Kit included:

-2 packs of Applegate uncured hot dogs (TWO!)

-2 packages of Rudi’s hot dog buns (plus an extra package of gluten free buns)

-Annie’s Organic Ketchup and Mustard

-Rick’s Picks Relish

-Susty Straws and Napkins (the straws are compostable!!)

-OVER THE TOP ADORABLE hot dog boats

-Grilling tools, Apron, Insulated Lunch Tote, and a Cleaner Wiener Frisbee

In other words, Applegate gave me the hookup.

Our Wienervention was a huge success. Our neighbors and friends joined us in celebrating the beauty of a perfectly grilled (and all natural) hot dog. There was laughter, coleslaw, watermelon popsicles, an abundance of mustard, and a yard full of happy smiling faces.

Daddy Bear even spruced up our water wall in celebration of such an event! So, obviously this day was a pretty big deal.

We rounded out our perfect summer BBQ with a campfire and s’mores with friends. I’m not sure it’s possible to get any more “Great American Summer” than that.

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Would you like to throw a Wienervention Party of your very own?! Well you can!

The generous folks over at Applegate are giving one lucky Feel Good Foodie fan their very own Wienervention kit!

Just leave a comment below letting everyone know how you fix your hot dogs! (Ketchup and Mustard? Sauerkraut and Onions? The Works? Kimchi? The world wants to know!)

One winner will be selected at random and will be announced Wednesday July 23rd 2014; which just so happens to be NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY! How great is that?!

The giveaway will end at NOON, Central Time on Wednesday July 23rd. A winner will be picked at random by me and announced later that day. This giveaway is only open to fans living in the United States (Sorry International Fans). 

*This amazing giveaway and blog post is brought to you by the even more amazing Applegate company*

Find out how you can win a year supply of Applegate Hot Dogs by checking out their Wienervention page!






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  • Reply Susie July 21, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    My hot dog comes traditional, with nothing but yellow mustard and dill pickle! Sounds like it was great fun!

  • Reply Ahigs July 21, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    A pickle quartered length wise. One on each side of the dog in a bun and drizzled in ketsup and mustard #chicagostyle

  • Reply Rob July 21, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Chili and cheese… wait, kraut….no, Chicago style with neon relish and a pickle….no, just mustard.
    Who am I kidding, grill it, boil it, or deep fry it and throw on any damn thing you want. It’s a freakin hot dog! I want it!!!!!

  • Reply Jessica July 21, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Mmm! I love hot dogs…ketchup, mustard, cheese, onions, relish, bacon, onions. We went to a hot dog party in November, and I pretty much tried every combination on the buffet, including potato chips, pulled pork, ranch dressing, hot peppers and coleslaw. I did end up “sharing” some, cause I wanted to try everything:)

  • Reply Melissa Martinson July 21, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    I love my hotdogs with ketchup, mustard and dill pickles.

  • Reply Riley July 21, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Extra crispy with ketchup and dill pickle relish. Yum!

  • Reply Rebecca July 21, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    I like my hot dogs with ketchup, mustard, sauerkraut, pickle relish, and raw onions. Yum!!

  • Reply Josh July 21, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I like my hot dogs with yellow mustard and dill relish. Perfect.

  • Reply kelly w July 21, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    One lonely pickled asparagus! Or, at the Duck Pond, relish, mustard, bleu cheese. Nom. Great photos!

  • Reply val cashman July 21, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Spicy Mustard! !

  • Reply Linea July 21, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    These are the ONLY hot dogs I like!! Load it up with relish, mayo and some ketchup and I am one happy camper!!!

  • Reply Jessa July 22, 2014 at 9:27 am

    I’ll eat a good hot dog with pretty much anything on it 🙂

  • Reply Katie M. July 22, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Just fell in love with the “foggy bottom” style: Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing. Incredible!

  • Reply Latasha Sandoval July 22, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Chicago style! Beef, poppy-seed bun, yellow mustard, white onion, sweet pickle relish with mint, sport peppers, tomatoes, kosher dill pickle spear, celery salt!

  • Reply Oanh Ho July 22, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    I like my hot dogs grilled then topped with ketchup, diced red onions, crushed bacon, and mayo.

  • Reply CharityS July 22, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I always add bacon bits, mustard, cheese, and a little chili.

  • Reply Terra Wilcox July 22, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I like my hot dog really simple with just ketchup! …or the ones with cheese inside are really good too! 🙂 Your BBQ looked very nice, Abbie. I like the mason jars with the pretty straws.

  • Reply Amanda Dunlap July 23, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Ketchup, relish, and onions! Mmm but I was inspired by Sonic lol…I think a garlic parm dog is in my future!

  • Reply Steph July 23, 2014 at 8:56 am

    We LOVE Applegate dogs! I like my hot dog campfire roasted, extra crispy, with no toppings. Good luck to the wiener of this fabulous giveaway! 😉

  • Reply Lisa Betow July 23, 2014 at 9:13 am

    I LOVE Applegate! I like mine with just yellow mustard! 🙂 Delish!

  • Reply Carrie July 23, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Abbie, your pictures are beautiful — looks like it was a fabulous time! These are the only hotdogs I buy. My kiddos like to eat them plain, not even a bun!

  • Reply Tadd July 23, 2014 at 11:15 am

    I like to try spicing up my hot dogs once in awhile. You should try a pepperoni dog sometime. Add some pizza sauce and pepperoni and cheess. Yummy!!

  • Reply Ashly July 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Chili dogs all the way or just plain with ketchup! My boys polish off 1 pack in a sitting!! Their favorite hot dogs! Even cold/straight from package!

  • Reply christina July 23, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Yum! A good ol traditional hot dog from the grill or over a campfire is the best!

  • Reply skylikeme July 24, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Ketchup, mustard and a pickle. Poppy seed bun.

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