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River Fest Featuring The Trenton Thunder World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship

Location: Trenton, NJ
Date: 09-24-2022

Who do you think will win? Tell us!


No sleep ’til Trenton! New Jersey—like you don’t know—is the spiritual home of recreational and competitive pork roll consumption and the mighty Case’s Pork Roll Sandwich is the finest exponent of the cuisine in the Garden State. To visit Trenton, NJ, and not enjoy a Case’s Pork Roll Sandwich would be like visiting Paris and not enjoying a croissant or going to St. Louis and not eating fried raviolis for some reason.

And thus it is that we return to Trenton Thunder Ballpark for the 2022 installment of the River Fest Featuring The Trenton Thunder World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship. Major League Eaters from near and far are warmly encouraged to sign up for the chance to compete.

At the 2021 event, Joey Chestnut ate 45 Case’s Pork Roll Sandwiches in 10 minutes for the win. Nick Wehry finished second with 41, while Brazil’s Ricardo Corbucci took the bronze with 36. Chestnut’s world record in the discipline—61.5 Case’s Pork Roll Sandwiches in 10 minutes, set in 2019—will be on the line this year.

Do you have what it takes to take the gold and the big money? Will you break Chestnut’s world record? Maybe? Probably not? No? Do you simply want to watch the best in the world do what they do so well? This is River Fest Featuring The Trenton Thunder World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship! At the table or in the crowd—don't you ever miss it!

$4,000 TOTAL PRIZE PURSE 1st: $2,000 2nd: $1,000 3rd: $600 4th: $300 5th: $100

This contest will take place at 3:30pm ET on Saturday, September 24th, 2022, at the home of the Trenton Thunder, Trenton Thunder Ballpark, 1 Thunder Rd, Trenton, NJ 08611

ABOUT THE TRENTON THUNDER! The Trenton Thunder have drawn over 10 million fans over 28 years and have won the three major awards that Minor League Baseball teams can win; the Johnson Trophy for the "Nation's Best Franchise" (2005), the Larry MacPhail Trophy for Outstanding Club Promotion (2003) and the Bob Frietas Award for Long-Term Success (1998, given by Baseball America). The team has given back over $7.5 million worth of goods, services, and monetary donations through Trenton Thunder Charities, under the Grand Slam We Care Foundation umbrella. The Thunder can be found online at,,, and on

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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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