Mapleside Farms World Apple Pie Eating Championship

Location: Brunswick, OH
Date: 09-13-2013

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What’s more American than Apple Pie? An MLE-sanctioned eating contest starring Apple Pie! And it was the most American of all Americans, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut who set a new Apple Pie eating record at the inaugural Mapleside Farms World Apple Pie Eating Championship, held in the idyllic surrounds of Brunswick, OH, on September 13th, 2013. He ate 4.375 three-pound pies. That's 35 1/8th slices, people.

Here's what went down as the dusk descended on Mapleside Farms' 40th Annual Johnny Appleseed festival. Three-pound apple pies, plated four slices to a plate in the fashion of a Maltese cross. MLE talent. Eight minutes. Eat. Joey led from the outset, with Tim "Eater X" Janus leading the charge of those who dared to dethrone the Great One. X's capacity has never been questioned, nor his speed. But he simply could not match Chestnut on this day. Chestnut came to the event ready to avenge his recent defeat at the hands of Miki Sudo in the Buffalo Buffet Bowl, held two weeks prior, and so he did. An angry Chestnut is a hungry Chestnut. Chomp, chomp, chomp. Q. E. D.

Sonya Thomas, Yasir Salem, Buffalo Jim Reeves and local hero Scott Thomas rounded out the money positions. Wild Bill Myers enjoyed his 1.125 pies thoroughly, remarking in post-contest conversation that he found the crust "delightful" and "deep in flavor."

Final Placings! 1st Joey Chestnut 4.375 three-pound pies 2nd Eater X 3.625 3rd Sonya Thomas 3.375 4th Yasir Salem 2.5 5th Buffalo Jim Reeves 2.25 6th Scott Thomas 1.625 7th Wild Bill Myers 1.125 8th Adam Friedrick one pie, 9th Tedd Mirgliotta  3/4 pie 10th Mr Greg Clement, who ate half a pie.

This contest will took place at 7pm Eastern, on Friday September 13, 2013 on the Main Stage at the Mapleside Farms 40th Johnny Appleseed Festival, 294 Pearl Rd, Brunswick, OH!

TOTAL PRIZE PURSE: $5,000! 1st-$2,500 2nd-$1,000 3rd-$650 4th-$400 5th-$300 6th-$150

About The Johnny Appleseed Festival! The Johnny Appleseed Festival has been a fall family tradition for almost 40 years. This fun-filled family festival features horse-drawn hay rides, stage bands, dance troops, apple-butter making, old-fashioned demonstrators, the attractions of Pumpkin Village, and everything apples—apple pie, caramel apples, apple cider, bag your own apples and so much more! This year, The Johnny Appleseed Festival will open one day earlier—on Friday September 13th at 5pm—to host the first-ever Mapleside Farms World Apple Pie Eating Championship. The Johnny Appleseed Festival also kicks off Mapleside Farms’ eight-week fall harvest festival series. Every weekend until November 3rd, Mapleside Farms will host a festival jam-packed with fall family activities. Come join in the celebration, from September 13th through the 15th!

CLICK HERE for more information on the The Johnny Appleseed Festival and the Mapleside Farms World Apple Pie Eating Championship!

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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.