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Oscar Mayer Wienermobile rolls through the Valley this weekend

(Oscar Mayer)

PHOENIX — The iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is cruising through the Valley this week.

The 27-foot-long hot dog on wheels first stopped at the Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch in Phoenix Thursday, and will continue making appearances at various Halloween and fall festivals through Nov. 7.

Fans have a chance to take pictures with the car, answer trivia questions for prizes and even take home their own Wiener Whistle.

The idea for the Wienermobile began in 1936, when Oscar Mayer’s nephew Carl pitched it as a way to uplift Americans during the Great Depression.

Today, young men and women known as “Hotdoggers” are hired as brand spokespeople to drive the Wienermobile across the country.

The crew drives thousands of miles to dozens of states each year, spreading what Oscar Mayer calls “miles of smiles.”

Check out all the stops the Wienermobile is scheduled to make:

Halloween Party at FatCats
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: 4321 E. Baseline Rd, Gilbert, AZ

North Scottsdale United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat Drive Thru
Saturday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 11735 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

Goat Yoga
Nov. 3 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: 26601 S. Val Vista Dr, Gilbert, AZ
Ticket to class required.

Dog Days in the Garden
Nov. 7 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Location: 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ
Admission to Desert Botanical Garden required.

HiWay Baptist Church Fall Festival
Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 10505 E. Brown Rd, Mesa, AZ

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