Join us on "NATIONAL HOTDOG DAY", at Short Leash on Roosevelt, for wieners, puns and beer at the 2nd annual Wurst Festival Ever. We need your help to crown the "wurst wiener" in Phoenix. (And by wurst, we mean the best).
You’ll laugh your "buns" off with performances from Local Comics, “meat” local chefs, "ketchup" with friends and maybe even “mustard up” the courage to enter a pun competition.

It will be a hot dog of a day but that’s what makes a cold beer taste so good!


Restaurant Participation

In order to truly celebrate "National Hotdog Dog"  it is your civic responsibility to consume as many hotdogs as possible. We have asked local restaurants and chefs to create their own amazing hotdog combinations for your Wurst pleasure. Samples will be sold all evening or wurst case scenario until supplies run out.

Pun Competition

Think you can mustard up the courage to stand on stage and rattle off puns about random topics? Well here's your chance to compete in "Sun's Out Puns Out", Phoenix's first Pun Competition!

You procrastinator!!!! You missed Pre-Registration.

However, you still have an opportunity to compete:

Show up the day of and be one of the first 8 to register at 5PM for the "Pun In.The winner of this qualifying round will have a spot in the final round of the competition, and will also get a free beer. 


Hotdog Topping Contest,

We need your help to crown the "Wurst Wiener in Phoenix". (And by wurst, we mean the best). Submit your Hotdog creation to the Arizona Republic. If your selected the "Wurst Wiener in Phoenix" then your combo will be served at the festival and all month long at Short Leash Hotdogs. (Submission due by July, 18)

This is your opportunity to be a part of how Downtown Phoenix
celebrates all things hot dogs, comedy and brews.
What more could you want in a summer celebration?