Oh I wish I was …


Yep, that’s right. The Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile is at the N.C. State Fair.
We think it would be great fun to have the Big Cart race the “big hot dog,” but the logistics would just be too difficult to work out. So we’ll just have to live with our own mental image of that “race.” Anyway … I digress.
Fairgoers coming today or Friday can peek inside the hot-dog shaped vehicle that sees plenty of road time going from event to event. Can you imagine riding down Interstate 40 and getting passed by a hot dog in a bun on wheels?
According to one of the hot doggers (those are the people who take the mobile from place to place), the vehicle gets about the same gas mileage as an SUV.
A quick peek inside revealed a fancy interior decked out with a jamming sound system, mustard-and-ketchup-colored bucket seats, a graphic that looks like a cool squiggly line of mustard on the floor between the seats, and a bun-warmer-shaped glove box on the dashboard.
Apparently, there is a singing portion of the interview process for becoming a hot dogger for good reason. They are occasionally called on to sing “THE song.” One of the hot doggers was more than happy to oblige with the “Oscar Meyer Weiner” song when asked.
Be sure to stop by and take your picture with the Weiner Mobile. It is located near Gate 8. And, of course, feel free to sing the song if you want to.

About Merrie Go Round

Merrie Go Round is the midway alter-ego of Andrea Ashby, who has officially spent 252 days during the past 24 years at the N.C. State Fair. That's perfect attendance in case you were wondering. In addition to promoting the Fair, looking for untold Fair stories and working on various special events, I also spend a great deal of time roaming the grounds taking photos for the Website and State Fair publications. I like to keep my eyes and ears posted for the unusual and different things that make the State Fair such a great celebration of North Carolina people, traditions and history. I look forward to sharing with you the things I come across on my journey.

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