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The Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship

Date: 10/08/2017
Location: Elk Grove, CA
Discipline: Pumpkin Pie
Total Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

Summary
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS CLOSED DUE TO CAPACITY!

It’s back! Major League Eating has great news: The Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship returns to the league’s 2017 slate of sanctioned eating championships. Eaters are encouraged to sign up for the chance to compete in this annual rite of passage. If you have not competed in this event, now is your chance to remedy that fact. Do so promptly.

Some recent history: Joey Chestnut won the 2016 Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship by eating a staggering 19lb 6oz of pie in eight minutes. Carmen Cincotti would finish in second place; Miki Sudo came third. All contestants left happy and of course they did: The Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship is as delicious as it is competitive.

Do you dare challenge the greatest eaters in the world? Do you want to see how much pumpkin pie you can take down in eight minutes? Do you want to spend some time in the paradise that is Elk Grove, CA, in the fall? Then sign up today! This is the Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship—at the table or in the crowd, don’t you miss it!

TOTAL PRIZE PURSE: $5,000
1st - $2,500
2nd - $1,200
3rd - $650
4th - $350
5th - $200
6th - $100

This contest will take place at 1.30pm Pacific, on Sunday, October 8th, 2017, at the Strauss Island Stage at Elk Grove Regional Park, Elk Grove Florin Rd, Elk Grove, CA!

All About The Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival!
The annual Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival welcomes guests of all ages to Elk Grove Regional Park over the first weekend in October. What began in 1994 as a small harvest celebration is now Elk Grove’s largest family festival and will attract an estimated 45,000 guests this year.

Some of California's heftiest pumpkins will weigh off at the festival. The festival has something for everyone with attractions including the Elk Grove World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship, pumpkin recipe contest, scarecrow-making contest, kids’ zone, live entertainment, an art walk, and a race across the lake between giant pumpkin boats!

The Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival is hosted by the Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with many sponsors. Admission is FREE. Parking inside the park is $10. A portion of festival proceeds benefit local youth and service organizations.

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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.