The Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship Presented By Market Street

Location: Lewisville, TX
Date: 09-26-2020

Who do you think will win? Tell us!

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT WILL OPEN AT NOON, TX TIME, ON WEDNESDAY, AUGIUST 19TH, 2020!

Major League Eating is proud to announce our return to the great city of Lewisville, TX, for the 2020 Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship Presented By Market Street. There is no better place to enjoy this delicacy, so beloved by the great people of Texas. Major League Eaters are warmly encouraged to sign up for a chance to compete in this true stalwart and legend of the MLE circuit.

At the 2019 edition of this legendary contest, Geoff Esper ate a World Record 95 2oz tamales in 10 minutes. Darron Breeden—the 2018 Champion—finished second with 78.5 tamales, while MLE 2019 rookie Steve Hammond finished third, upsetting more established contestants in the process, with 59. Esper's record will be on the line at this year’s Championship.

Do you think you can take Esper's record for your own? If you are Geoff Esper and you are reading this, will your 2020 efforts best those of 2019? Do you simply wish to challenge yourself and the greatest eaters in the world against tamale after tamale after tamale? Or do you want to watch the best in the world do what they do so well? Then sign up today! This is the 2020 Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship Presented By Market Street! Don’t you ever miss it!

TOTAL PRIZE PURSE: $3,500! 1st: $1,500 2nd: $1,000 3rd: $500 4th: $250 5th: $150 6th: $100

This contest took place at 1pm on Saturday, September 26, 2020, on the steps of picturesque Lewisville City Hall, as part of the Lewisville Western Days Festival, 151 W Church Street, Lewisville, TX 75057!

About The Western Days Festival In Historic Old Town Lewisville! The Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship Presented By Market Street* is a highlight of the annual Western Days Festival in historic Old Town Lewisville, TX. The Lewisville Convention and Visitors Bureau organize this MLE-sanctioned competition. Market Street is the official provider of contest tamales at the World Tamale Eating Championship. Past champions of this event include Geoffrey Esper, Darron Breeden, Adrian "The Rabbit" Morgan, Tim “Eater X” Janus, Sonya Thomas, Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo. Other festival events include live music, the Cattle Drive Parade featuring a herd of 20 longhorn cattle, an art exhibit, children’s activities and more.

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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.