The West Virginia Three Rivers Festival Pepperoni Roll Eating World Championship
Location: Fairmont, WV
Discipline: Pepperoni Rolls
Total Prizes: $5,000 total cash purse
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS OPEN!
Major League Eating is proud to announce the return of The West Virginia Three Rivers Festival Pepperoni Roll Eating World Championship to our 2017 slate of sanctioned events. Major League Eaters are warmly encouraged to sign up for the opportunity to head home to Fairmont, WV, for plate upon plate of delicious Pepperoni Rolls. It is a true test of intestinal fortitude and moral courage.
The Pepperoni Roll is a food of humble and proud origin. The classic pepperoni roll consists of a soft white yeast bread roll with pepperoni baked in the middle. The dish originated as a lunch option for the coal miners of north-central West Virginia in the first half of the 20th century. For those keeping score at home, the Pepperoni Rolls employed at the The West Virginia Three Rivers Festival Pepperoni Roll Eating World Championship each weigh 3.25 ounces.
At last year's event, Geoffrey Esper claimed his first-ever Championship win. He ate 23 Pepperoni Rolls in 10 minutes for the win; his victory proved the stepping stone to his most successful year on the circuit to date. Major League Eating and students of our sport know that success in Pepperoni Rolls—a test of pure capacity—translates to successes in other disciplines. Esper's 2016 proved the point. Gideon Oji and Sonya Thomas tied for second. Dud Light ate well for fourth; Badlands grinded to fifth; Juliet Lee was elegant in her drive for sixth place.
Do you dare challenge such great names this year? Do you think you can best former Champ Matt Stonie's World Record of 34 Pepperoni Rolls in 10 minutes? Do you wish to test yourself against the mighty West Virginia Pepperoni Roll? Then report for action at Palatine Park—the home of competitive Pepperoni Roll eating—in beautiful Fairmont, WV, this May 27th At the table or in the crowd—don't you ever miss it!
TOTAL PRIZE PURSE: $5,000!
1st - $2,000
2nd - $1,250
3rd - $750
4th - $500
5th - $300
6th - $200
This contest will take place at 8pm on Saturday May 27th, 2017 at Palatine Park in Downtown Fairmont, WV!
About The West Virginia Three Rivers Festival!
This year marks the 38th year for The West Virginia Three Rivers Festival and the 7th year as host of The Pepperoni Roll Eating World Championship. In these seven short years, it has become the main event for the Festival. The dates for this year’s Festival are May 25, 26 and 27, 2017. The Pepperoni Roll Eating World Championship will be held on the last night of The West Virginia Three Rivers Festival—Saturday May 27th—at 8 pm.
Pepperoni Rolls are a regional cuisine. The classic pepperoni roll consists of a soft white yeast bread roll with pepperoni baked in the middle. It is delicious. The rolls originated as a lunch option for the coal miners of north-central West Virginia in the first half of the 20th century. The Roll that is sanctioned for The West Virginia Three Rivers Festival Pepperoni Roll Eating World Championship weighs 3.25 ounces. At the 2016 event, Geoffrey Esper of Oxford, MA—ranked number five in the world by Major League Eating—ate 23 in 10 minutes for his first Title. Matt Stonie holds the World Pepperoni Roll Eating Record with 34 Pepperoni Rolls in 10 minutes. That record will be on the line at this year’s Championship event!
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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.
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