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The Third Annual Tivoli Fest World Æbleskiver Eating Championship

Location: Elk Horn, IA
Date: 05-25-2019
Winner: Miki Sudo, with 91.5 Aebleskivers in 8 Mins!


Great news, people! The Tivoli Fest World Æbleskiver Eating Championship returns to Major League Eating’s slate of sanctioned, and frankly delicious, contests for its third annual installment. Once more, Major League Eaters from near and far will head to Elk Horn, IA—the spiritual home of competitive æbleskiver consumption—to challenge themselves.

For those with a below-par appreciation for the many delights of Danish cuisine, the æbleskiver is best described as a round puff pancake. The name translates to "apple slices," of course, but apple is but rarely used in modern examples of this fine dessert snack. The æbleskiver is delicious, or lækker, if you prefer.

At the 2018 Championship, Geoffrey Esper ate 107 æbleskivers in eight minutes to set a new world record in the discipline. He was, as you may expect from the man, composed, smooth, consistent and relentless. It was a thing to behold.

Do you dare attempt to eat 108 æbleskivers in eight minutes? Maybe more? Probably less, but that’s okay, too. Or do you simply want to see the best in the world do what they do so well? This is The Third Annual Tivoli Fest World Æbleskiver Eating Championship! At the table or in the crowd—don't you ever miss it!

PODIUM PLACEMENTS! 1. Miki Sudo, 91.5 in 8 Mins 2. Gideon Oji, 87 3. Matt Hazzard, 78 4. Ronnie Hartman, 73 5. Darrien Thomas, 51

This contest took place at 2pm local time on Saturday May 25th, 2019, at Tivoli Fest, held in downtown Elk Horn, Iowa!

ABOUT TIVOLI FEST! Tivoli Fest is the annual Danish American festival in the Danish Village of Elk Horn, Iowa, the largest Danish rural settlement in the USA. It is a celebration of Danish American culture, traditions and foods. Tivoli Fest is a wonderful experience which includes a parade, folk dancing, live bands, 5k run, vikings, exhibits, fireworks, beer garden, Scandinavian entertainment, the World Æbleskiver Eating Championship, plus you can enjoy Danish food such as Æbleskiver, Smørrebrød, and Medisterpølse. Be sure to tour the only working Danish Windmill in the United States along with the Museum of Danish America. This unique celebration provides a variety of fun opportunities for the whole family. Join us Memorial Day Weekend, May 24th to 26th 2019.

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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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