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National Sweet Corn Eating Championship

Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Date: 04-29-2018
Winner: Carmen Cincotti, with 58 Ears of Florida Sweet Corn in 12 8 min!


Major League Eating is proud to announce the return of the National Sweet Corn Eating Championship for 2018—a truly legendary event on our annual slate of sanctioned eating contests. This year's event will be held, as is tradition, at the Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairground as part of the Sweet Corn Fiesta celebration of all things corn-based and good. Major League Eaters from near and far are warmly encouraged to sign up for their chance to test themselves against ear of Florida sweet corn after ear of Florida sweet corn over 12 minutes of demanding competition. Pro tip: bring floss.

At last year’s event, Carmen Cincotti of New Jersey ate 61.75 ears of Florida sweet corn in 12 minutes to set a new world record in a display of supreme power eating. They said that Yasir Salem’s 2016 record of 47 would never be broken and those who said it wrong.

Who amongst MLE's finest will seize the corn crown this year? Will Cincotti defend his title? Will he break his own world record? Will you? It’s all conjecture until the emcee calls time and the adjudication is complete. So be there to witness history unfold. This is the 2018 National Sweet Corn Eating Championship—at the table or in the crowd, don’t you ever miss it!

TOTAL PRIZE PURSE: $6,100!! 1st - $2,500 2nd - $1,500 3rd - $1000 4th - $600 5th - $300 6th - $200

This contest will place at 3pm on Sunday April 29, 2018, at the Sweet Corn Fiesta, held in the Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33411

About The South Florida Sweet Corn Fiesta The annual South Florida Sweet Corn Fiesta, presented by the Sunshine Sweet Corn Farmers of Florida, is buttered with a family festival of children’s games, music, a national eating competition and, oh yes, mouth-watering and locally grown sweet corn.

CLICK HERE for more information on the National Sweet Corn Eating Championship at The South Florida Sweet Corn Fiesta.

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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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