The First Annual Tivoli Fest World Æbleskiver Eating Championship

Date: 05/27/2017
Location: Elk Horn, IA
Discipline: Æbleskivers
Total Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse


Damer og herre: Major League Eating is proud to announce a delicious new culinary discipline to our slate of sanctioned Championship events. Please make way for the First Annual Tivoli Fest World Æbleskiver Eating Championship. Major League Eaters near and far are encouraged to sign up to compete in this inaugural event.

For those with a below-par appreciation for the many delights of Danish cuisine, the æbleskiver is best described as a puff pancake. (The name translates to "apple slices," of course, but apple is but rarely used in modern examples of this fine dessert snack.) The æbleskiver is delicious, or lækker, if you prefer.

A world record in the æbleskiver discipline will be set at the First Annual Tivoli Fest World Æbleskiver Eating Championship. Major League Eaters with an eye for glory, a hunger for money and a hankering for delicious Danish cuisine should sign up for a chance to visit Elk Horn, IA—the epicenter of Danish-American culture and custom. This is the First Annual Tivoli Fest World Æbleskiver Eating Championship! At the table or in the crowd—don't you ever miss it!

1st - $2,000
2nd - $1,000
3rd - $500
4th - $350
5th - $150

This contest will take place at 2pm Central time on Saturday May 27th, 2017, at Tivoli Fest, held in downtown Elk Horn, Iowa!

Tivoli Fest is the annual Danish American festival in the Danish Village of Elk Horn, Iowa, the largest Danish rural settlement in the USA. It is a celebration of Danish American culture, traditions and foods. New this year is the 1st Annual Tivoli Fest World Æbleskiver Eating Championship. Tivoli Fest is a wonderful experience which includes a parade, folk dancing, live bands, 5k run,Vikings, exhibits, fireworks, beer garden, Scandinavian entertainment, and you can enjoy Danish food such as Æbleskiver, Smørrebrød, and Medisterpølse. Be sure to tour the only working Danish Windmill in the United States along with the Museum of Danish America. This unique celebration provides a variety of fun opportunities for the whole family. Join us Memorial Day Weekend, May 26th to 28th 2017.

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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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