Former Niles resident Harry Stevens, a baseball park food concessionaire and credited with inventing the hot dog, will be honored Sunday when the city of Niles and the Avenue and Main Revitalization Committee present Harry Stevens Hot Dog Day.
The Avenue and Main, in conjunction with the Trumbull County Board of Tourism, announced earlier this week that the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile also will participate in the events that will include a cornhole tournament, annual Fourth of July parade, live music, a hot dog dressing contest, wiener dog races and costume contest and more than 20 food, drink and merchandise vendors along State Street in downtown Niles.
The days events include:
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Baseball clinic hosted by Niles McKinley head coach Mike Guarnieri at Waddell Park Little League field. In the event of rain, the clinic will be held at the Wellness Center on Sharkey Drive in the park.
Noon: Cornhole tournament on the lawn at the McKinley Birthplace House. To enter the tournament, contact George Davis at 330-518-4807 or email Gdavis54@neo.rr.com. An entry fee is required.
1 p.m.: Kickoff for the event will be held at the Fourth of July Parade Stage. Speakers are Sen. Joe Schiavoni and Fremont Camerino. The National Anthem will be sung by Mackenzie Leskovec.
The event also will include numerous basket raffles and a 50/50 drawing.
The day's events also can be followed on Facebook by searching Harry Stevens Hot Dog Day.