The Cal Poly Pomona Foundation will transform University Park into the largest carnival of the year with an acrobatic performance and a mime act.
Live music, balloon artists, stilt walkers and more will welcome the campus community to the foundation’s 34th Annual Hot Dog Caper. The event, which celebrates the return to campus for the fall quarter, is Thursday, Oct. 5 at 11:30 a.m. Students, faculty and staff will enjoy free hot dogs, chips, popsicles, drinks and entertainment.
Guests can get their photos taken at two photo booths. They also can get an airbrush tattoo or their faces painted, slide down a circus-themed inflatable, play carnival games and win prizes.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to sample craft sodas from Innovation Brew Works, taste Dippin’ Dots from the Poly Trolley truck and try three new Mountain Dew beverages at the PepsiCo pop-up trailer.
Every year, hundreds of volunteers from all throughout campus, including administrators, staff and athletes, pass out free food and drinks to all attendees. Last year, Hot Dog Caper volunteers served 17, 512 hot dogs and veggie dogs, 8,200 bags of chips, 15,456 beverages and 9,688 popsicles.
The Hot Dog Caper is made possible through the foundation’s partnerships with Cal Poly Pomona, Pepsi Beverages Company, Associated Students Inc., Facilities Planning & Management, Hoffy, First Class Vending and Bronco Athletics.
The Hot Dog Caper is just one of the many ways the foundation, which opened its doors in 1966, and campus partners give back to the university. Over the past 50 years, the foundation has given millions of dollars to the university to fund numerous campus programs, scholarships and infrastructure projects.
For more details and to view photos/video of last year’s Hot Dog Caper, visit www.HotDogCaper.com.