Thousands of people descended on Luverne Thursday night for the town's 49th Annual Hot Dog Night celebration.
In addition to free hot dogs and beverages served by participating Chamber members, the night included entertainment, demonstrations, wiener dog races and the first ever Wienerman World Championships.
More than 10,000 free hot dogs were given away by Chamber members, the Rock County Dairy Association served ice cream, and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church served pie during Emily Lodine's singing of patriotic songs.
Now this is our kind of celebration for the Hot Dog!
The Wiener Dog Races get underway on North Freeman Avenue just off Main Street.
Tanya Whitcomb's entry, Harlie, races her way to a second-place finish in her heat during the Wiener Dog Races at Luverne's Hot Dog Night celebration Thursday.
Make sure to check out a bunch of photos from the event by Oscar and Hans at their flickr set: Luverne Hot Dog Nite 2011