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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Future Events

  • 08/17/2019
  • 08/24/2019

    The Snowbird Bratwurst Eating Championship

    Discipline: Bratwurst

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Snowbird, UT

    Date: 08/24/2019

  • 08/25/2019

    The 2019 Fat Boy’s Pizza Eating Championship

    Discipline: Fat Boy’s Pizza

    Prizes: $3,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Metairie, LA

    Date: 08/25/2019

  • 08/31/2019

    The 2019 World Slopper Eating Championship

    Discipline: Sloppers

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Pueblo, CO

    Date: 08/31/2019

  • 08/31/2019

    Buffalo Buffet Bowl

    Discipline: Buffalo Cuisine

    Prizes: $1,750 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Buffalo, NY

    Date: 08/31/2019

  • 09/01/2019

    The U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship

    Discipline: Buffalo Wings

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Buffalo, NY

    Date: 09/01/2019

  • 09/21/2019

    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

    Date: 09/21/2019

  • 09/28/2019

    The Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship

    Discipline: Tamales

    Prizes: $3,500 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Lewisville, TX

    Date: 09/28/2019

  • 10/04/2019

    The 2019 Pacific Park World Taco Eating Championship

    Discipline: Street-Style Carnitas Tacos

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Santa Monica, CA

    Date: 10/04/2019

  • 10/19/2019

    The 10th Annual Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship

    Discipline: Smoke's Poutinerie Poutine

    Prizes: $6,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Toronto, Ontario

    Date: 10/19/2019

  • 11/02/2019

    The Fortune Bay World Indian Taco Eating Championship

    Discipline: Fortune Bay Indian Tacos

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Tower, MN

    Date: 11/02/2019

Past Events

  • 08/10/2019

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Des Moines, IA

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Des Moines, IA

    Winner: Men's: Brett Healey (32.5); Ladies': Sophia DeVita (12.5)

    Date: 08/10/2019

  • 07/27/2019

    The Great Midwest Rib Fest World Rib-Eating Championship

    Discipline: Ribs

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Prior Lake, MN

    Winner: Geoffrey Esper, with 6.32lb of rib meat in 12 min

    Date: 07/27/2019

  • 07/23/2019

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Salt Lake City, UT

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Salt Lake City, UT

    Winner: Men's: Steven Hammond (32); Ladies': Kathryn Prettyman (14)

    Date: 07/23/2019

  • 07/04/2019

    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: Men's: Joey Chestnut 71; Ladies': Miki Sudo 31

    Date: 07/04/2019

  • 06/26/2019

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Santa Cruz, CA

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Santa Cruz, CA

    Winner: Men's: Steve Hendry (25)

    Date: 06/26/2019

  • 06/22/2019

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Washington, DC

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Washington, DC

    Winner: Men's: Gideon Oji (25); Ladies': Juliet Lee (23)

    Date: 06/22/2019

  • 06/22/2019

    The Fortune Bay World Wild Rice Hotdish Eating Championship

    Discipline: Fortune Bay Wild Rice Hotdish

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Tower, MN

    Winner: Miki Sudo, with a WR 14lb of Wild Rice Hotdish in 8 mins!

    Date: 06/22/2019

  • 06/19/2019

    Hooters World Wing Eating Championship

    Discipline: Hooters Wings

    Prizes: $10,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Lake Tahoe, NV

    Winner: Geoffrey Esper, with a WR 281 Hooters Wings in 10 mins!

    Date: 06/19/2019

  • 06/16/2019

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Queens, NY

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Queens, NY

    Winner: Men's: Adam "Beard Meets Food" Moran (32); Ladies': Juliet Goldberg (9.5)

    Date: 06/16/2019

  • 06/15/2019

    The Mattituck Lions Club World Strawberry Shortcake Eating Championship

    Discipline: Strawberry Shortcake

    Prizes: $3,500 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Mattituck, NY

    Winner: Geoffrey Esper, with 17.5lb of Strawberry Shortcake in 8 Mins!

    Date: 06/15/2019

  • 06/09/2019

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Norfolk, VA

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Norfolk, VA

    Winner: Men's: Darron Breeden (47); Ladies': Doris Garcia (8) , Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs Total Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Date: 06/09/2019

  • 06/08/2019

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Syracuse, NY

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Syracuse, NY

    Winner: Men's: Darrien Thomas (19.25); Ladies': Katherine Wong (6)

    Date: 06/08/2019

  • 06/08/2019

    The 2019 Malted Barley World Pretzel Eating Championship

    Discipline: Pretzels

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Providence, RI

    Winner: Geoffrey Esper, with 26 Malted Barley Pretzels in 8 Min!

    Date: 06/08/2019

  • 06/07/2019

    The World Hostess® Donettes® Eating Championship

    Discipline: Hostess® Donettes®

    Prizes: $8,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Austin, TX

    Winner: Geoffrey Esper, with 235 Hostess® Donettes® in 6 Min!

    Date: 06/07/2019

  • 06/07/2019

    The Salvation Army National Donut Day World Donut Eating Championship

    Discipline: BakeMark Donuts

    Prizes: $2,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: San Diego, CA

    Winner: Matt Stonie, with 46 BakeMark Donuts in 8 Min!

    Date: 06/07/2019

  • 06/02/2019

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Lancaster, PA

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Lancaster, PA

    Winner: Men's: George Chiger (31.5)

    Date: 06/02/2019

  • 06/02/2019

    The Acme Oyster Eating World Championship

    Discipline: Oysters On The Half Shell

    Prizes: $1,750 Total Prize Purse

    Location: New Orleans, LA

    Winner: Darron Breeden, with 44 Dozen Oysters in 8 Min!

    Date: 06/02/2019

  • 06/01/2019

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – St. Louis, MO

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: St. Louis, MO

    Winner: Men's: Derek Jacobs (30); Ladies': Holly Titus (13)

    Date: 06/01/2019

  • 06/01/2019

    The 2019 World Championship Canteen Sandwich Eating Contest

    Discipline: Canteen Sandwiches

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Ottumwa, IA

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with a WR 28.5 Canteen Sandwiches in 10 Min!

    Date: 06/01/2019

  • 06/01/2019

    The Rouses Crawfish Eating World Championship

    Discipline: Crawfish

    Prizes: $2,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Pensacola, FL

    Winner: Adrian Morgan

    Date: 06/01/2019

  • 05/25/2019

    The Third Annual Tivoli Fest World Æbleskiver Eating Championship

    Discipline: Æbleskivers

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Elk Horn, IA

    Winner: Miki Sudo, with 91.5 Aebleskivers in 8 Mins!

    Date: 05/25/2019

  • 05/25/2019

    The West Virginia Three Rivers Festival Pepperoni Roll Eating World Championship

    Discipline: Pepperoni Rolls

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Fairmont, WV

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with a WR 43 Pepperoni Rolls in 10 Min!

    Date: 05/25/2019

  • 05/17/2019

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

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Cincinnati, OH

    Winner: Men's: Ronnie Hartman (29.5); Ladies': Sophia DeVIta and Katie Prettyman (14)

    Date: 05/17/2019

  • 05/11/2019

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Valdosta, GA

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Valdosta, GA

    Winner: Men's: Adrian Morgan (26); Ladies': Jocelyn Walker (10)

    Date: 05/11/2019

  • 05/11/2019

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Denver, CO

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Denver, CO

    Winner: Men's: Juan Rodriguez (26); Ladies': Sarah Reinecke (20)

    Date: 05/11/2019

  • 05/11/2019

    The Owensboro International Bar-B-Q Festival World Mutton Sandwich-Eating Championship

    Discipline: Chopped Mutton Sliders

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Owensboro, KY

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 52 4oz Mutton Sandwiches in 10 min!

    Date: 05/11/2019

  • 05/09/2019

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Central Islip, NY

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Central Islip, NY

    Winner: Men's: Geoffrey Esper (47); Ladies': Larelll Marie Mele (18)

    Date: 05/09/2019

  • 04/28/2019

    National Sweet Corn Eating Championship

    Discipline: Sweet Corn

    Prizes: $6,100 Total Prize Purse

    Location: West Palm Beach, FL

    Winner: Gideon Oji, with 57 Ears of Florida Sweet Corn in 12 8 min!

    Date: 04/28/2019

  • 04/27/2019

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Las Vegas, NV

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Las Vegas, NV

    Winner: Men's: Max Suzuki (41); Ladies': Michelle Lesco (28)

    Date: 04/27/2019

  • 04/20/2019

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Miami, FL

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Miami, FL

    Winner: Men's: Pablo Martinez (27.25); Ladies': Kelly Wong (11.5)

    Date: 04/20/2019

  • 04/13/2019

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Cape Coral, FL

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Cape Coral, FL

    Winner: Men's: Nick Wehry (34); Ladies': Mary Bowers (10.25)

    Date: 04/13/2019

  • 03/10/2019

    El Croquetazo At Calle Ocho Music Festival Presented By Catalina

    Discipline: Catalina Croquetas

    Prizes: $3,500 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Miami, FL

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with a WR 185 Catalina croquetas in 8 min!

    Date: 03/10/2019

  • 02/23/2019

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – San Antonio, TX

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: San Antonio, TX

    Winner: Men's: Juan Neave (27); Ladies': Kathryn Tesch (9.5)

    Date: 02/23/2019

  • 12/01/2018

    The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship–At The Meijer Tailgate Party on Georgia Street

    Discipline: St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail

    Prizes: $3,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Indianapolis, IN

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with a WR 18lb, 9.6oz of Shrimp Cocktail in 8 min!

    Date: 12/01/2018

  • 11/03/2018

    The Fortune Bay World Indian Taco Eating Championship

    Discipline: Fortune Bay Indian Tacos

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Tower, MN

    Winner: Geoff Esper, with a WR 30.5 Fortune Bay Indian Tacos in 8 min!

    Date: 11/03/2018

  • 10/13/2018

    The Bass Pro Shops World MoonPie Eating Championship

    Discipline: MoonPies

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Memphis, TN

    Winner: Geoff Esper, with 78 MoonPies in 8 min!

    Date: 10/13/2018

  • 10/13/2018

    The 9th Annual Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship

    Discipline: Poutine Eating

    Prizes: $6,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Toronto, ON

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 17.5lb of poutine in 10 min

    Date: 10/13/2018

  • 10/04/2018

    The 2018 Pacific Park World Taco Eating Championship

    Discipline: Street-Style Carnitas Tacos

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Santa Monica, CA

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with a WR 62 Street-Style Carnitas Tacos in 8 min!

    Date: 10/04/2018

  • 09/29/2018

    The Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship Presented By Market Street

    Discipline: Tamales

    Prizes: $3,500 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Lewisville, TX

    Winner: Darron Breeden, with a WR 70 2oz Tamales in 10 mins!

    Date: 09/29/2018