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Eating Contests

It has been said that if Major League Eating had a sun, it would rise and set on the Fourth of July in Coney Island. While the Nathan’s Famous finals are our Masters, our World Cup, our Super Bowl, MLE sanctions events all year long. Whether it’s oysters in New Orleans or wings in Buffalo, there’s always an upcoming contest. Keep an eye on this page to stay abreast of MLE’s ever-growing circuit.

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  • 06/22/2024
  • 07/04/2024

    The Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: $40,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Coney Island, NY

    Date: 07/04/2024

  • 07/27/2024

    The Great Midwest Rib Fest World Rib-Eating Championship

    Discipline: Ribs

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Prior Lake, MN

    Date: 07/27/2024

  • 08/10/2024

    Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship

    Discipline: Smoke's Poutinerie Poutine

    Prizes: $9,500 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Toronto, Ontario

    Date: 08/10/2024

  • 08/31/2024

    The 2024 World Slopper Eating Championship

    Discipline: Sloppers

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Pueblo, CO

    Date: 08/31/2024

Past Events

  • 06/15/2024

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier - Pleasanton, CA

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seats, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Pleasanton, CA

    Winner: Derek Hendrickson with 27.75 & Tandra Childress with 12

    Date: 06/15/2024

  • 06/15/2024

    Mattituck Lions Club World Strawberry Shortcake Eating Championship

    Discipline: Strawberry Shortcake

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Mattituck, NY

    Winner: Geoff Esper, with 23.75 lbs in 8 mins

    Date: 06/15/2024

  • 06/08/2024

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier - Bristol, CT

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seats, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Bristol, CT

    Winner: Geoff Esper with 49.5 & Julie Goldberg with 6.75

    Date: 06/08/2024

  • 06/07/2024

    The Salvation Army National Donut Day World Donut Eating Championship

    Discipline: Glazed Donuts

    Prizes: $3,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Washington, D.C.

    Winner: James Webb, with 70 in 8 mins

    Date: 06/07/2024

  • 06/06/2024

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier - Cleveland, OH

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seats, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Cleveland, OH

    Winner: Pat Bertoletti with 48.25 & Katie Prettyman with 11

    Date: 06/06/2024

  • 05/24/2024

    The 2024 Jack’s Donuts World Donut Hole Eating Championship

    Discipline: Jack's Donuts Donut Holes

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: New Castle, IN

    Winner: James Webb, with 350 in 8 mins

    Date: 05/24/2024

  • 05/18/2024

    2024 Ultimate Bologna Showdown; presented by Dead End BBQ and Elm Hill Bologna

    Discipline: Bologna, Slices

    Prizes: $10,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Knoxville, TN

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 14 lb. in 8 mins

    Date: 05/18/2024

  • 05/17/2024

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier - New York, NY

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seats, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: New York, NY

    Winner: Gideon Oji with 35 & Larell Mele with 16

    Date: 05/17/2024

  • 05/11/2024

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier - Grand Rapids, MI

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seats, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Grand Rapids, MI

    Winner: Darrien Thomas with 22 & Cherish Brown with 8.5

    Date: 05/11/2024

  • 05/04/2024

    ManorPalooza World Texas Sausage-Eating Championship

    Discipline: Texas Sausage

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Manor, TX

    Winner: James Webb, with 51 in 10 mins

    Date: 05/04/2024

  • 04/28/2024

    National Sweet Corn Eating Championship

    Discipline: Sweet Corn

    Prizes: $6,100 Total Prize Purse

    Location: West Palm Beach, FL

    Winner: Miki Sudo, with 56 in 12 mins

    Date: 04/28/2024

  • 03/30/2024

    2024 Inaugural Eating Uranus Fudge Galactic Championship

    Discipline: Chocolate Fudge

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: St. Robert, MO

    Winner: James Webb, with 13.5 lbs in 8 mins

    Date: 03/30/2024

  • 03/22/2024

    Thailand Food Kingdom 2024: Road to USA

    Discipline: 8 Event Program

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Bangkok, Thailand

    Date: 03/22/2024

  • 03/09/2024

    The Wings For Wishes Professional Wing Eating Championship

    Discipline: Chicken Wings

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Miami, FL

    Winner: James Webb, with 224 in 10 mins

    Date: 03/09/2024

  • 02/26/2024

    Wonderful Pistachios Get Crackin’ Eating Championship

    Discipline: Pistachios

    Prizes: $10,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Santa Monica, CA

    Winner: James Webb, with 338 in 8 mins

    Date: 02/26/2024

  • 01/13/2024

    The Siegel's Bagelmania World Bagel Eating Championship

    Discipline: Bagel with Cream Cheese

    Prizes: $10,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Las Vegas, NV

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 15 in 8 mins

    Date: 01/13/2024

  • 12/02/2023

    The World-Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship – At Big Ten Tailgate Town

    Discipline: St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail

    Prizes: $3,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Indianapolis, IN

    Winner: Geoff Esper, with 16lb 11.2oz in 8 mins

    Date: 12/02/2023

  • 09/30/2023

    The Padrino Foods World Tamale Eating Championship Presented By Market Street

    Discipline: Tamales

    Prizes: $4,500 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Lewisville, TX

    Winner: Geoff Esper, with 80 in 10 minutes

    Date: 09/30/2023

  • 09/30/2023

    Balls Out Block Party: Featuring the Cheesesteak Egg Roll Bowl

    Discipline: Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Atlantic City, NJ

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 46 in 8 minutes

    Date: 09/30/2023

  • 09/23/2023

    River Fest Featuring The Trenton Thunder World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship

    Discipline: Case's Pork Roll Sandwiches

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Trenton, NJ

    Winner: Geoff Esper, with 43.5 in 8 mins

    Date: 09/23/2023

  • 09/03/2023

    2023 Wing It On! USA Chicken Wing Eating Championship

    Discipline: Buffalo Wings

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Orchard Park, NY

    Winner: James Webb, with 276 in 12 mins

    Date: 09/03/2023

  • 09/02/2023

    Buffalo Buffet Bowl

    Discipline: Buffalo Cuisine

    Prizes: $1,750 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Orchard Park, NY

    Winner: Miki Sudo, with 5lbs of Buffalo Cuisine in 4 min 10 sec

    Date: 09/02/2023

  • 09/02/2023

    The 2023 World Slopper Eating Championship

    Discipline: Sloppers

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Pueblo, CO

    Winner: James Webb, with 32 in 8 mins

    Date: 09/02/2023

  • 08/26/2023

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest - Selsey, West Sussex

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seats, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Selsey, West Sussex, England

    Winner: Max Stanford with 34 & Rhea Jarvis with 4

    Date: 08/26/2023

  • 08/06/2023

    Thailand Food Kingdom: Day 3

    Discipline: Three Events - Donut ; Cheese Slices ; Pork & Egg Noodle

    Prizes: ฿10,000 per event

    Location: Bangkok, Thailand

    Winner: Miki Sudo - 87 Donuts in 8 minutes ; Miki Sudo - 348 Cheese Slices in 8 minutes ; Zosan Pacpac - 3,376g of Egg Noodles & Roast Pork in 8 minutes

    Date: 08/06/2023

  • 08/05/2023

    Thailand Food Kingdom: Day 2

    Discipline: Three Events - Gyudon ; Pocket Sandwich ; Bao

    Prizes: ฿10,000 per event

    Location: Bangkok, Thailand

    Winner: Zosan Pacpac - 14.75 Beef Bowls (290g) in 8 minutes ; Nat vs. Food - 58 Pocket Sandwiches in 8 minutes ; Miki Sudo - 39.5 Steamed Pork Buns in 8 minutes

    Date: 08/05/2023

  • 08/04/2023

    Thailand Food Kingdom: Day 1

    Discipline: Two Events - Loin Katsudon ; Fish Balls

    Prizes: ฿10,000 per event

    Location: Bangkok, Thailand

    Winner: Nat vs. Food - 10.875 Loin Katsudon Bowls in 8 minutes ; Miki Sudo - 368 Fish Balls in 8 minutes

    Date: 08/04/2023

  • 07/29/2023

    The Great Midwest Rib Fest World Rib-Eating Championship

    Discipline: Ribs

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Prior Lake, MN

    Winner: Miki Sudo, with 5.2lbs in 12 mins

    Date: 07/29/2023

  • 07/04/2023

    The Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: $40,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Coney Island, NY

    Winner: Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo

    Date: 07/04/2023

  • 06/24/2023

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest - Washington D.C:

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seats, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Washington, DC

    Date: 06/24/2023

  • 06/17/2023

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest - Pleasanton, CA

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seats, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Pleasanton, CA

    Date: 06/17/2023

  • 06/17/2023

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest - Cincinnati, OH

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seats, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Cincinnati, OH

    Date: 06/17/2023

  • 06/17/2023

    The Mattituck Lions Club World Strawberry Shortcake Eating Championship

    Discipline: Strawberry Shortcake

    Prizes: $3,500 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Mattituck, NY

    Winner: Geoff Esper, with 21lbs in 8 mins

    Date: 06/17/2023

  • 06/09/2023

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest - Dayton, OH

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seats, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Dayton, OH

    Date: 06/09/2023

  • 06/02/2023

    The Salvation Army National Donut Day World Donut Eating Championship

    Discipline: Glazed Donuts

    Prizes: $2,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: San Diego, CA

    Winner: James Webb, with 59.5 in 8 mins

    Date: 06/02/2023

  • 05/27/2023

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest - Berea, OH

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seats, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Berea, OH

    Date: 05/27/2023

  • 05/26/2023

    The 2023 Jack’s Donuts World Donut Hole Eating Championship

    Discipline: Jack's Donuts Donut Holes

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: New Castle, IN

    Winner: Geoff Esper, with 344 in 8 mins

    Date: 05/26/2023

  • 05/13/2023

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest - Kissimmee, FL

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seats, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Kissimmee, FL

    Date: 05/13/2023

  • 05/06/2023

    ManorPalooza World Texas Sausage-Eating Championship

    Discipline: Texas Sausage

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Manor, TX

    Winner: Geoff Esper, with 39 in 10 mins

    Date: 05/06/2023

  • 04/30/2023

    National Sweet Corn Eating Championship

    Discipline: Sweet Corn

    Prizes: $6,100 Total Prize Purse

    Location: West Palm Beach, FL

    Winner: Miki Sudo, with 52 in 12 mins

    Date: 04/30/2023

  • 04/06/2023

    QDOBA World Burrito Eating Championship

    Discipline: Burritos

    Prizes: $10,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Milwaukee, WI

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 14.5 in 10 mins

    Date: 04/06/2023

  • 03/04/2023

    The Wings For Wishes Professional Wing Eating Championship

    Discipline: Chicken Wings

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Miami, FL

    Winner: Nick Wehry, with 173 in 10 mins

    Date: 03/04/2023

  • 02/26/2023

    Wonderful Pistachios Get Crackin’ Eating Championship

    Discipline: Pistachios

    Prizes: $10,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Santa Monica, CA

    Winner: Nick Wehry, with 188 in 8 mins

    Date: 02/26/2023

  • 01/15/2023

    Siegel Bagelmania's World Bagel Eating Championship

    Discipline: Bagel with Cream Cheese

    Prizes: $7,500 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Las Vegas, NV

    Winner: Geoff Esper, with 17.75 in 8 mins

    Date: 01/15/2023

  • 12/03/2022

    The World-Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship – At The Big Ten Tailgate Party Presented By Meijer

    Discipline: St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail

    Prizes: $3,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Indianapolis, IN

    Winner: Geoff Esper, with 16lb 6.4oz in 8 mins

    Date: 12/03/2022

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