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The Acme Oyster Eating World Championship

Location: New Orleans, LA
Date: 06-03-2018
Winner: Darron Breeden with 40 dozen Acme Oysters in 8 min


Here is a good news story: Major League Eating is proud to announce the return of The Acme Oyster Eating World Championship to our annual slate of events. There is no more demanding challenge of handspeed and focus on the MLE calendar. Stomach capacity and a robust appreciation for the oyster are essential elements to success in this event, yes, but they alone will not be enough. It takes everything an eater has to prevail in this stalwart of the MLE circuit. Major League Eaters from near and far are warmly invited to sign up to compete in this year’s event.

At the 2017 Championship, Michelle Lesco from Tucson, AZ, a place not known for its seafood, defeated both Sonya Thomas, the greatest oyster eater in history, and local hero Adrian Morgan to earn her first Acme Oyster title. Her tally of 33 dozen oysters in eight minutes bore testament to her supreme manual dexterity on the day—her wrist elasticity, finger discipline and hand-to-mouth coordination were peerless. Challengers this year would do well to watch the tape.

The Acme Oyster Eating World Championship at the New Orleans Oyster Festival is soon upon us. At the table or in the crowd—don't you ever miss it!

$1,750 TOTAL PRIZE PURSE 1st - $1,000 2nd - $500 3rd - $250

This contest* will take place at 11.45AM Central, on Sunday June 3rd, 2018, at the New Orleans Oyster Festival in Woldenberg Park, New Orleans, LA!

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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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