The National Harbor World Peeps Eating Championship

Date: 04/08/2017
Location: National Harbor, MD
Discipline: Peeps
Total Prizes: $3,500 total cash purse


Great news, world! The National Harbor World Peeps Eating Championship will make its return to Major League Eating's 2017 slate of sanctioned eating Championships. Major League Eaters from near and far are warmly encouraged to sign up for the opportunity to compete in this delicious celebration of all the mighty Peep!

At 2016's inaugural Championship, Matt Stonie of San Jose, CA, ate 200 Peeps in just five minutes to set a World Peeps Eating Record. For mere mortals, one or two, or possibly a small cluster of Peeps, make for a quiet, sweet reminder of the Easter season's promise of renewal and new life in marshmallow form. But not for Stonie. He ate like a man possessed by the promise of the Peep. He ate with a ferocity but also with a calm that belied that ferocity. His mind and body were in perfect harmony. Geoffrey Esper would eat 160 for second place; Ms Juliet Lee, a resident of the great state of Maryland, ate 140 for third. Others ate less but all left happy.

Do you dare challenge Stonie, the undisputed Peep-Eating champion of the world, in 2017? Do you have what it takes to stare down Peep after Peep after Peep only to be presented with more Peeps? Or do you simply want to see the world's greatest eaters do what they do so well? This is The National Harbor World Peeps Eating Championship! At the table or in the crowd—don't you ever miss it!

1st - $1,750
2nd - $800
3rd - $500
4th - $300
5th - $100
6th - $50

This contest* will take place at 1pm on Saturday, April 8th, 2017, at National Harbor, 137 National Plaza, National Harbor, MD 20745 , MD 20745!

About National Harbor!
National Harbor is a community unlike any other. Situated close to the nation’s capital, National Harbor takes full advantage of one of the country’s most historic rivers. Rising from the banks of the Potomac River, just south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Prince George’s County, Md., National Harbor is a 350-acre mixed use development with seven hotels (including the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center and MGM National Harbor), offices, residential, tree-lined streets with more than 150 shops including Tanger Outlets, and more than 30 restaurants, iconic attractions such as the Capital Wheel and National Harbor Carousel, and much more. The community provides easy access to Washington, D.C. and features an array of waterfront activities and events and spectacular sunsets. For more information,

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*All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and fully acknowledge and understand the inherent dangers and risks associated with participating in an eating contest. The applicant further acknowledges and understands that the MLE/IFOCE coordinates with event sponsor(s) to select and approve eligible participants, and that the MLE/IFOCE shall decide, at its sole discretion, whether an applicant is eligible to participate in any eating event, and/or related activities. The MLE/IFOCE may revoke an applicant's eligibility to participate in the eating contest, or related activities, at any time, for any reason, at its sole discretion. The MLE/IFOCE and the event sponsors reserve the right, at any time, to change any and all details concerning the event, including, e.g., time, duration, location and prize structure.

Matt Stonie ate World Record 200 Peeps in 5 minutes!