Maine’s annual Pink Sizzling Canine Competition returns Saturday

Maine’s annual Pink Sizzling Canine Competition will return to downtown Dexter on Saturday, Aug. 12 — and the day’s occasions embrace a 5K Bun Run and a scorching canine consuming contest, amongst different actions.

The pageant sometimes attracts between 5,000 and seven,000 individuals. It serves as a fundraiser for the Dexter Revitalization Committee, which sponsors the occasion together with Maine Highlands Federal Credit score Union.

The pageant, packed filled with actions together with meals and drinks from quite a lot of distributors, dwell music, a cupcake consuming contest for kids and a magician, will return for its sixth 12 months. It was designed to draw Mainers and others visiting the state through the summer season to Dexter, the place they will get pleasure from occasions downtown and in addition take a look at native companies.

Admission is free. Occasions are set for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in downtown Dexter.

Listed below are a couple of highlights to look ahead to:

— The 5K Bun Run begins at 7:30 a.m. subsequent to Bangor Financial savings Financial institution on Most important Avenue. Contestants can stroll or run alongside roads and hills all through Dexter, they usually’ll finish again on Most important Avenue. Registration is $30, and folks can register on-line. Proceeds will go to the Coronary heart of Maine Useful resource Heart, which distributes meals to the group every month.

— The Pink Sizzling Canine District opens at 10 a.m. W.A. Bean & Sons scorching canine and condiments will probably be obtainable in addition to chips, soda and water. Separate from this space will probably be beer and wine tents for adults.

— The spotlight of the Dexter Sizzling Canine Competition, the new canine consuming contest, begins at midday. It would embrace the primary 10 individuals to register for $5 on the info sales space. The concept is to eat 10 scorching canine and buns — plus condiments, if the participant desires — in 5 minutes. Water will probably be offered. Whoever finishes their meals first or eats greater than the others is said the champion. The winner will get a trophy and $50, in accordance with the competition entry kind.

For an inventory of different choices, go to the Pink Sizzling Canine Competition web site and Fb web page.