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Wienermobile is heading to Aiken and North Augusta

April 25, 2018

Hot diggity dog! The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is coming to Aiken and North Augusta.

On Friday, the 27-foot-long hotdog on wheels will be making two stops in Aiken.

From 1 to 4 p.m., the Wienermobile will be at the Kroger grocery store at 1795 Whiskey Road.

Then, from 5:45 to 8 p.m, the Wienermobile will be at The Village at Woodside for the Fourth Friday Hot Dogs and Cool Tunes event. The Village Cafe’s staff will be grilling out, and there will be a cash bar. Various musicians also will perform.

The Village Cafe is at 110 Coach Light Way S.W. off of Silver Bluff Road.

On Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Wienermobile will be in North Augusta at the Kroger at 1284 Knox Avenue.

During the Wienermobile’s appearances, there will be opportunities to take photos with the vehicle and to go inside for tours. Weenie whistles also will be given away.

“The whole interior of the Weinermobile is customized with ketchup and mustard colors,” said Sammi Manning, who works for Oscar Mayer as a Hotdogger (Weinermobile driver). “It has custom bun box, which is like a glove box, but it’s shaped like a hotdog.”

According to Oscar Mayer’s website, Carl Mayer created the first Wienermobile in 1936. There currently are six Wienermobiles that travel to various locations in the United States.

“People just love the nostalgic feeling they get when they see the Weinermobile,” Manning said. “It’s kind of a piece of American history. It’s also a traveling landmark, so to get to have your photo taken with the Wienermobile is a moment to relish, we like to say.”

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