March 20 is the first day of Spring and National Agriculture Day – but the next day is even more important. March 21 is “National Corndog Day.”
I kid you not. According to a press release, “National Corndog Day is held on the first Saturday of March Madness each year and marks the start of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.”
From its humble roots in Corvallis, Ore. by two college students, NCD has grown to include legions of loyal fans from the U.S. and abroad, 360 official parties, an event Web site (www.corndogday.com), blog and 340-member official Facebook group. Enthusiasm for the holiday has also spawned more than 20 independent Facebook groups.
Seriously, they even have a Corndog Day song! Catchy little tune, it is – listen to it here. [audio:http://www.zimmcomm.biz/audio/corndogday.mp3]
National Corndog Day has been sponsored by Foster Farms, which naturally makes corndogs, for the past ten years. Foster Farms, which claims to be “the nation’s best selling Corn Dog producer, made enough corndogs in the past year that if you were to line up the sticks, you’d cover 59,331 miles — enough to circle Earth almost two and a half times!”
So – whether you are celebrating spring, agriculture, or basketball this weekend – add corndogs and make it a party!