City Sponsors National Corn Dog Day
San Marcos residents satisfied their craving for the traditional American food as San Marcos Main Street Program hosted a party to celebrate – corn dogs.
Locals from all over town came by the lawn of the old Hays County Courthouse in the heart of the Square on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the National Corn Dog Day. This event is the 11th annual celebration, hosted by San Marcos Main Street Program. This free event held from 12-4 p.m. featured corn dogs, tater tots, as well as various party favors for the whole family, which included fun buttons that read “Corndogs because…America!” Despite the National Corn Dog Day being celebrated in San Marcos for more than a decade now, this year became the first time ever this celebration moved Downtown. In addition, the Main Street Program manager Samantha Armbruster was proud to announce that the City of San Marcos created history in the entire nation by this year’s celebration.
“We are very proud that San Marcos is the first city to actually host a corn dog day in the nation. So they happen everywhere but they are typically privately organized. This is the first ever city sponsored corn dog day.”
– Samantha Armbruster
The National Corn Dog Day is celebrated in conjunction with the March Madness college basketball competition and finds its origin in 1992 in Oregon, when a group of hungry friends, in fear to be separated from the TV during the games, grabbed the first snack from the freezer – a box of 24 corn dogs. San Marcos resident Michelle Cimmino said her and her four kids definitely had a good time celebrating the tradition set many years ago.
“I think it’s nice that it’s in town now, instead of further out and it’s nice to see everybody.”
– Michelle Cimmino
This event also featured local bars and establishments that took part in celebration by having various March Madness specials for attendees.
Veronika Kondratieva, KTSW News