REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS CLOSED DUE TO CAPACITY!
Norfolk, VA, will host a sanctioned hot dog-eating contest on Sunday June 12th, 2016, to qualify the champions who will compete in the 2016 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest. The top male and top female finishers from this qualifier will be invited to compete at the ESPN-televised finals at the original Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island on July 4th, 2016.
In recent years, an estimated 35,000 fans have made the pilgrimage to the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island to watch the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog-Eating Contest in person. At the 2015 event, Matthew Stonie of San Jose, CA, claimed his first Nathan’s Famous Men’s Title by consuming 62 Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes; Miki Sudo of Las Vegas, NV, won the Ladies’ Title with 38 Hot Dogs and Buns. Joey Chestnut of San Jose, CA, holds the world record for eating 69 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes.
The Nathan’s Famous qualifying tour is conducted each year in cities across the U.S. and beyond. Cities hosting qualifying events for the 2016 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog-Eating Contest include Dover, DE; Nashville, TN; San Antonio, TX; St. Louis, MO; Las Vegas, NV; Houston, TX; Charlotte, NC; Syracuse, NY; Long Pond, PA; Norfolk, VA; Queens, NY; and Washington, DC.
Do you have what it takes to challenge the reigning World Champions? If so, the time is now. Step up to the table for your shot at becoming a part of history!
This contest will take place at 12.30pm on Sunday June 12th, 2016, at Norfolk Harborfest Main Stage, Town Point Park, near the corner of Main Street and Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510.
The top male and female finisher will each qualify for a spot to compete in the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on July 4th, 2016.
About Nathan's Famous, Inc. Nathan’s is a Russell 2000 Company that currently distributes its products in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Cayman Islands and ten foreign countries through its restaurant system, foodservice sales programs and product licensing activities. Last year, over 500 million Nathan’s Famous hot dogs were sold. Nathan’s was ranked #22 on the Forbes 2014 list of the Best Small Companies in America and was listed as the Best Small Company in New York State in October 2013.
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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.