The World Slugburger Eating Championship Presented by Main Street Corinth

Date: 07/15/2017
Location: Corinth, MS
Discipline: Slugburgers
Total Prizes: $3,000 total purse


The World Slugburger Eating Championship Presented by Main Street Corinth is back. Major League Eating is proud to once more return to beautiful Corinth, MS, for this ultimate test of man and woman vs slugburgers. The event will take place at the 30th annual Slugburger Festival. And while pearls are traditionally given to celebrate a 30th anniversary, Major League Eating will celebrate the date by eating a lot.

Slugburgers? What in the who are they? World, you will suffer in ignorance no longer. A slugburger is not made from the terrestrial gastropod mollusk of the same name. A slugburger is a burger-type food made of a mixture of meat and some form of breading extender which is then deep-fried to a golden brown. In earlier days, cornmeal was commonly used as an extender in slugburgers and animal fat was used for frying. In modern times, soybean meal has become the ingredient of choice, which adds greater protein value to the creation. Slugburgers are traditionally garnished with mustard, pickle and onions; the World Slugburger Eating Championship Presented by Main Street Corinth serves her slugburgers in this fashion over 10 minutes of sanctioned competition.

At last year's event, Joey Chestnut—fresh off his crushing 2016 Nathan's Famous hot dog win and his reclamation of the #1-eater ranking—ate 41 slugburgers to defend his World Slugburger-Eating title. Geoffrey Esper made his slugburger debut and finished second with 32, while Josh Miller ate a more-than-respectable 17.5 for third. These things are filling, plain and simple.

All contestants are winners in Corinth, Mississippi, however. Any Major League Eater fortunate enough to have participated in this event will know that Corinth is beautiful corner of this great nation, filled with proud and welcoming citizens. Major League Eating would again like to formally extend our thanks to Mayor Tommy Irwin and his team, Main Street Corinth for their tireless advocacy for downtown redevelopment and Visit Corinth for spreading the good word about the city and its many virtues.

Do you have what it takes to tackle the 2017 World Slugburger Eating Championship Presented by Main Street Corinth? Do you think you can beat the great Chestnut? Or Matt Stonie's World Record of 43 slugburgers in 10 minutes? Do you see yourself sweating and smiling in the afternoon Mississippi summer light? Do you simply want to see the best eaters in the world do what they do so very well? Then get thyself to Corinth, MS, this July 15th for the sixth annual World Slugburger Eating Championship Presented by Main Street Corinth! At the table or in the crowd—don't you ever miss it!

1st - $1,500
2nd - $750
3rd - $500
4th - $250

This contest will take place at 4:00pm Central, on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Historic Downtown Corinth at the Corinth Depot, 221 North Fillmore St., Corinth, MS.

Please note: This contest is restricted to participants aged 18 and over!

About The Main Street Corinth Slugburger Festival!
The 30th Annual Slugburger Festival will be the best yet! Major League Eating returns on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. for The World Slugburger Eating Championship Presented by Main Street Corinth alongside three great nights of live entertainment to celebrate the burger that we all love! Slugburgers come "mopped"—served with mustard, onion and pickle—and are a delicacy around Corinth, Mississippi. And, what's more, we love to share with anyone willing to try one!

CLICK HERE for more information on The Main Street Corinth Slugburger Festival.

CLICK HERE for more information on Main Street Corinth.

Become a fan of The Main Street Corinth Slugburger Festival page!

For news on what's happening in Main Street Corinth, follow @MainStCorinth

Become a fan of the MLE Facebook Page

For instant results to all Major League Eating Contests, follow @eatingcontest

*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.

Click here to register for this event.