The Wienermobile is Headed to the Upstate, SC

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If you’ve ever dreamed of getting a photo in front of the famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, you’re in luck. The literal hot dog on wheels will be in town August 18-21, 2022.

The Wiernermobile is 85-years-old so it’s more than likely you’ve heard of this American icon, if you’d like to describe the mobile hot dog as such. At every event, fans of the 27-foot headturner will be able to take photos of and with the Wiernermobile, peek inside, and even better, receive an honorary Hotdogger name and iconic Wiener Whistle.

If you are a collector of unique items, you’ll be pleased to know that it is only when you see the famous Wienermobile in person can you obtain the mini hot dog on wheels. Fun fact: the Wienermobile does not sell or distribute hot dogs. Sorry to disappoint!

There is no cost to attend the events where the Wienermobile will be stationed and as the press release sent to us aptly said when encouraging people to come, that this event “could be a  once-in-a-lifetime experience.” Quite the high bar to clear but then again, this the Wienermobile.

Where to See the Wienermobile in the Upstate

Thursday, August 18

1636 Sandifer Boulevard, Seneca
Noon – 6 pm

Friday, August 19

115 Rolling Hills Circle
Noon – 6 pm  

Saturday, August 20

1286 18 Mile Road, Central
2-7 pm

Sunday, August 21

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate-Greenville
300 College Street, Greenville
1-4 pm

Wienermobile Fun Facts

The Wienermobile was born in 1936 as a way to lift spirits during the Great Depression. Starting in 1988, a dozen Hotdoggers are trained every year to drive the Wienermobile and act as brand ambassadors and spokespeople.

Here are some fun facts about the Wienermobile:

– More people have been to space than driven the Wienermobile.  

– The Wienermobile has visited all 50 states and 10 countries.  

– The Wienermobile is 60 hot dogs long (27 feet), 24 hot dogs high (11 feet), and 11 hot dogs wide  (18 feet).  

– There have been 12 version of the Wienermobile over the years.

Have you ever seen the Wienermobile in person?

About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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Dennis Branham
2 years ago

I have always loved your winers they taste better than any others!

2 years ago

I saw the Weinermobile in Eastvale, California about 10 years ago. The person inside was nice and friendly and gave me a weinie whistle that I keep on my shelf.

2 years ago

I saw the Weinermobile about 2 years ago in Greenville SC. Driving down Poinsett Highway. Was the strangest yet coolest vehicle we’ve seen!

Gene Gregory
2 years ago

Something is amiss in this story about the width of the weinermobile. If can NOT be 18 feet wide and drive on American highways. The max legal width is 8 feet without special escorts.

Emily Keith
2 years ago

I saw it today in Greenville SC driving down Augusta road

Richard Meyers
2 years ago

I saw one of the original Weinermobiles in Chicago. ILL in the early 1950’s at a local grocery store. I’m 77 now and hope to see the current version on Sunday.

2 years ago

I saw the Wienermobile over 60 years ago when it stopped to get fuel at a gas station near my home in Aurora, Indiana. It was an unforgettable sight!