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The World Crawfish Eating Championship

Location: New Orleans, LA
Date: 05-07-2016
Winner: Russell Callais, with 2.6 lb in 10 min


Major League Eating is happy to announce the return of The World Crawfish Eating Championship to the spiritual home of crawfish eating—New Orleans, LA, like you don't know—for 2016. This year's event will take place at Crawfish Mambo, the biggest crawfish cookoff in the biggest crawfish-chomping city on the planet. Major League Eaters are warmly invited to sign up to compete in this year's event.

The world title has been won by New Orleans' favorite son, Adrian "The Rabbit" Morgan, each of the past two years. In 2015, he ate 1.8lb of crawfish meat from the shell to prevail; in 2014, he ate 2.7lb for the win. (Different years, different crawfish, different totals, people. Don't over think it.) Anyone who has witnessed Adrian Morgan eat crawfish knows what a relentless display of manual-to-oral dexterity looks like. Dude knows his way around a crawfish.

Will Morgan make it three in a row at the first World Crawfish Eating Championship to be held at Crawfish Mambo? Will another eater rise to wrest the crown from Morgan's frankly handsome and well-proportioned head? Will you? Do you dare to go teeth to jowl to crawfish with the greatest eaters known to man and seafood? Then sign up today! This is The World Crawfish Eating Championship at Crawfish Mambo. At the table or in the crowd—don't you ever miss it!

TOTAL PRIZE PURSE: $2,000! 1st - $1,000 2nd - $500 3rd - $300 4th - $200

This contest will take place at 12 Noon Central Time, on Saturday May 7th, 2016, at Crawfish Mambo at The Cove on the University of New Orleans, Lakefront Campus, 2000 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA 70148!

About Crawfish Mambo! New Orleans’ Largest Crawfish Cook-off, The 5th Annual Crawfish Mambo: Cook-off & Music Festival, Saturday May 7, 2016 offers all-you-can-eat boiled crawfish cooked by up to 100 teams competing for the "Best of Boil" Championship and Crowd’s Choice Award. Sample the hot crawfish all day while enjoying the hot Mambo Music-line-up starring: Rockin’ Dopsie & The Zydeco Twisters, The Bucktown All-Stars, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and the New Breed Brass Band. The Mambo Festival also features an Artists’ Village and a Kids’ Tent, and children 7 and under 7 are free making it perfect for the whole family! Tickets are only $20 in advance and include free & convenient parking. For more information or to get your tickets today, visit

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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.

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