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

Location: Lewisville, TX
Date: 09-25-2021

Who do you think will win? Tell us!

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT WILL OPEN AT NOON LEWISVILLE, TX, TIME ON MONDAY JULY 26TH, 2021!

Major League Eating is proud to announce the return of Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship Presented By Market Street to our 2021 slate of sanctioned eating contests. Major League Eaters are warmly encouraged to sign up for the chance to once more journey to Lewisville, TX, to compete in this true stalwart of the MLE calendar. If you’ve never done Tamales—CAP T Tamales—are you truly a Major League Eater?

At last year’s event, Joey Chestnut—the #1-ranked eater in the world—ate 93 2oz tamales in 10 minutes for the win. The effort was but two 2oz tamales shy of the world record in the discipline, set by Geoff Esper in 2019. Esper’s record of 95 will be on the line this year. With live, in-person crowds set to return to cheer eaters ever forward this year, this record is in grave danger of falling.

Will it be you who sets a new high-water mark in the tamale discipline? Will you eat less, maybe a little less, maybe a lot less, but give your all knowing that the pursuit of excellence is perhaps as important as excellence itself? Do you simply want to see the best in the world do what they do so well? This is The Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship Presented By Market Street! At the table or in the crowd—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 will take place at a time and location to be determined on Saturday, September 25th, 2021, in beautiful Lewisville, TX, as part of the Western Days Festival!

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.

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