Sweet Corn Fiesta Title

The National Sweet Corn-Eating Championship will take place on Sunday, April 25, 2004, at the Sweet Corn Fiesta at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The event, which has already attracted the attention of top eaters nationwide, will feature a $1,000 first prize.

It has been rumored that Florida resident Jammin' Joe LaRue will attend. LaRue, who has extraordinary orthodonture, is among those expected to lead the pack. Strong teeth are critical in the corn discipline and excluding one cap Joe has all his own teeth.

"This competition is known as one of the most grueling tests of eating style and strategy,. said IFOCE chairman George Shea. "It will be exciting to watch real professional eaters go after the sweet corn title."

Amateur contests will serve as under cards to the main event. The IFOCE will handle all registration. Further details on time and location to follow -- for information and applications email