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The Bass Pro Shops World MoonPie Eating Championship

Location: Memphis, TN
Date: 10-15-2016
Winner: Matt Stonie, with a WR 85 MoonPies in 8 min!


Attention, Universe! The Bass Pro Shops World MoonPie Eating Championship returns for the 2016. The 2016 installment of this Championship promises to be the best yet, as MLE’s finest from near and far descend on Memphis for MoonPie after MoonPie after MoonPie, all in the name of sporting glory.

The event will once again take place at the incredible Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid in Memphis, TN. If you have not witnessed its wonders, make this year the year you do. It is a staggering facility and one that will again inspire MLE's finest to ever higher peaks of greatness over eight minutes of competition.

At the inaugural 2015 Championship, Matt Stonie did what Matt Stonie does. He ate an awe-inspiring 69 MoonPies in 8 minutes to set a new MoonPie-eating record. That record will be on the line at this year's Championship. Stonie will need to perform at the upper limits of his talents to win again in 2016, as he faces another elite field of participants.

Do you dare to challenge the best in the world at what they do so well? If the answer is yes, then sign up immediately. The Bass Pro Shops World MoonPie Eating Championship is soon upon us. At the table or in the crowd—don't you ever miss it!

TOTAL PRIZE PURSE: $4,000 1st. $2,000 2nd. $1,000 3rd. $500 4th. $350 5th. $150

This contest will take place at Noon Central on Saturday, October 15th, 2016, at Bass Pro Shops at the Memphis Pyramid, 1 Bass Pro Dr, Memphis, TN 38105!

About Bass Pro Shops® Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 99 retail locations and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 120 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company’s Tracker Marine Group® (, a leading brand of fishing boats for more than 37 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops resort Big Cedar Lodge® (, voted by Travel + Leisure as one of the top 50 Best Hotels for Families in the U.S. For more information, visit To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO. Follow us on Facebook at

About MoonPie Chattanooga Bakery was founded in 1902 as a subsidiary of the Mountain City Flour Mill. A fifth generation, family-owned business, the company made nearly 100 snack cake and cookie items under the Lookout™ trademark, named after the popular residential and tourist community near Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain. In 1917, after a brainstorming conversation between a bakery salesman and some Appalachian coal miners, the MoonPie was born, and by the late 1930’s was the bakery’s #1 seller, a spot it still occupies today, with nearly 1 million MoonPies produced and shipped daily from Chattanooga. MoonPies are available in three sizes (Original, Double-Decker® and Mini) and seven flavors (Chocolate, Vanilla, Banana, Salted Caramel, Lemon, Orange & Strawberry). Brand distribution is national, with particular strength in the Southeast and Southwest. The brand can be found in Grocery, Mass, Club, Drug, Convenience, Vending, Foodservice and a number of specialty retail outlets including Bass Pro Shops and Cracker Barrel.

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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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