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Eating Contests

It has been said that if Major League Eating had a sun, it would rise and set on the Fourth of July in Coney Island. While the Nathan’s Famous finals are our Masters, our World Cup, our Super Bowl, MLE sanctions events all year long. Whether it’s oysters in New Orleans or wings in Buffalo, there’s always an upcoming contest. Keep an eye on this page to stay abreast of MLE’s ever-growing circuit.

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  • 08/27/2022
  • 09/03/2022

    Buffalo Buffet Bowl

    Discipline: Buffalo Cuisine

    Prizes: $1,750 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Orchard Park, NY

    Date: 09/03/2022

  • 09/04/2022

    The U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship

    Discipline: Buffalo Wings

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Orchard Park, NY

    Date: 09/04/2022

  • 09/18/2022

    Oktoberfest Zinzinnati World Bratwurst-Eating Championship

    Discipline: Bratwursts

    Prizes: $3,500 Prize Purse

    Location: Cincinnati, OH

    Date: 09/18/2022

  • 09/24/2022

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

    Discipline: Case's Pork Roll Sandwiches

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Trenton, NJ

    Date: 09/24/2022

  • 09/24/2022

    The Padrino Foods World Tamale Eating Championship Presented By Market Street

    Discipline: Tamales

    Prizes: $3,500 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Lewisville, TX

    Date: 09/24/2022

Past Events

  • 08/05/2022

    Fight Night: The 2022 Major League Eating World Banana Pudding Championship

    Discipline: Banana Pudding

    Prizes: $3,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Madison, AL

    Winner: Geoff Esper, with 15.5lbs in 8 mins

    Date: 08/05/2022

  • 07/30/2022

    The Great Midwest Rib Fest World Rib-Eating Championship

    Discipline: Ribs

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Prior Lake, MN

    Winner: Geoff Esper, with 5.8lbs of ribs in 12 mins

    Date: 07/30/2022

  • 07/04/2022

    The Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: $40,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Coney Island, NY

    Date: 07/04/2022

  • 06/25/2022

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Washington, DC

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seats, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Washington, DC

    Date: 06/25/2022

  • 06/18/2022

    The Mattituck Lions Club World Strawberry Shortcake Eating Championship

    Discipline: Strawberry Shortcake

    Prizes: $3,500 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Mattituck, NY

    Winner: Geoff Esper, with 18.25lbs of Strawberry Shortcake in 8 mins

    Date: 06/18/2022

  • 06/18/2022

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Pleasanton, CA

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seats, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Pleasanton, CA

    Date: 06/18/2022

  • 06/11/2022

    The Outlaw Egg Rolls World Egg Roll Eating Championship

    Discipline: Outlaw Egg Rolls

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Lubbock, TX

    Winner: Geoff Esper, with 32.25 4oz Outlaw Egg Rolls egg rolls in 8 mins

    Date: 06/11/2022

  • 06/03/2022

    The Salvation Army National Donut Day World Donut Eating Championship

    Discipline: BakeMark Donuts

    Prizes: $2,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: San Diego, CA

    Winner: Miki Sudo, with 39.5 donuts in 8 mins

    Date: 06/03/2022

  • 05/28/2022

    The West Virginia Three Rivers Festival Pepperoni Roll Eating World Championship

    Discipline: Pepperoni Rolls

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Fairmont, WV

    Winner: Geoff Esper, with 31.5 Pepperoni Rolls in 10 mins

    Date: 05/28/2022

  • 05/27/2022

    The 2022 Jack’s Donuts World Donut Hole Eating Championship

    Discipline: Jack's Donuts Donut Holes

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: New Castle, IN

    Winner: Geoff Esper, with 293 Jack's Donut Holes in 8 mins

    Date: 05/27/2022

  • 05/07/2022

    The ManorPalooza World Texas Sausage-Eating Championship

    Discipline: Texas Sausage

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Manor, TX

    Winner: Geoffrey Esper, with 44 Southside Market & Barbecue Sausages in 10 minutes

    Date: 05/07/2022

  • 04/24/2022

    National Sweet Corn Eating Championship

    Discipline: Sweet Corn

    Prizes: $6,100 Total Prize Purse

    Location: West Palm Beach, FL

    Winner: Gideon Oji, with 54 ears of sweet corn in 12 minutes

    Date: 04/24/2022

  • 04/16/2022

    The 2022 Benny's Invitational Pizza Eating Championship

    Discipline: Benny's Virginia Slice Pizza

    Prizes: $2,800 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Blacksburg, VA

    Winner: Geoff Esper, with 11.5 Benny's Virginia Slice Pizza slices in 10 mins

    Date: 04/16/2022

  • 04/02/2022

    The Inaugural Wings For Wishes Professional Wing Eating Championship

    Discipline: Chicken Wings

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Miami, FL

    Winner: Geoffrey Esper, with 192 chicken wings in 10 mins

    Date: 04/02/2022

  • 12/04/2021

    The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship – At The Tail Greater Party On Georgia Street

    Discipline: St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail

    Prizes: $3,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Indianapolis, IN

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 17lb 1.6oz in 10 minutes

    Date: 12/04/2021

  • 11/13/2021

    The 2nd Annual Fat Boy’s Pizza Eating Championship

    Discipline: Fat Boy’s Pizza

    Prizes: $3,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Baton Rouge, LA

    Winner: Geoff Esper, with 4 5/8ths 2-foot Fat Boy's Pizza slices in 10 mins

    Date: 11/13/2021

  • 10/23/2021

    The Circuit of the Americas SPAMARAMA World SPAM Eating Championship

    Discipline: SPAM

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Austin, TX

    Winner: Geoffrey Esper, with 9.75lb of SPAM in 8 minutes

    Date: 10/23/2021

  • 10/10/2021

    The 2021 Destination Outlets World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship

    Discipline: Pumpkin Pie

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Jeffersonville, OH

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with Joey Chestnut 16lb 12oz of Pumpkin Pie in 8 minutes

    Date: 10/10/2021

  • 09/25/2021

    The Padrino Foods World Tamale Eating Championship Presented By Market Street

    Discipline: Tamales

    Prizes: $3,500 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Lewisville, TX

    Winner: Geoffrey Esper, with 86 2oz Tamales in 10 mins

    Date: 09/25/2021

  • 09/25/2021

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

    Discipline: Case's Pork Roll Sandwiches

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Trenton, NJ

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 45 Case's Pork Roll Sandwiches in 10 minutes

    Date: 09/25/2021

  • 09/19/2021

    Oktoberfest Zinzinnati World Bratwurst-Eating Championship

    Discipline: Bratwursts

    Prizes: $3,500 Prize Purse

    Location: Cincinnati, OH

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 68 2.3oz brats in 10 minutes

    Date: 09/19/2021

  • 09/05/2021

    The U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship

    Discipline: Buffalo Wings

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Orchard Park, NY

    Winner: Miki Sudo, with 246 wings in 12 mins

    Date: 09/05/2021

  • 09/04/2021

    The 2021 World Slopper Eating Championship

    Discipline: Sloppers

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Pueblo, CO

    Winner: Geoff Esper, with 34 9oz Sloppers in 8 mins

    Date: 09/04/2021

  • 09/04/2021

    Buffalo Buffet Bowl

    Discipline: Buffalo Cuisine

    Prizes: $1,750 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Orchard Park, NY

    Winner: Gideon Oji, with 5lb of assorted Buffalo cuisine in 4:41

    Date: 09/04/2021

  • 07/04/2021

    Nathan's Famous 2021 July Fourth Hot Dog-Eating Contest

    Discipline: Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes:

    Location: Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY

    Date: 07/04/2021

  • 05/29/2021

    The West Virginia Three Rivers Festival Pepperoni Roll Eating World Championship

    Discipline: Pepperoni Rolls

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Fairmont, WV

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 33 Pepperoni Rolls in 10 minutes

    Date: 05/29/2021

  • 04/25/2021

    National Sweet Corn Eating Championship

    Discipline: Sweet Corn

    Prizes: $6,100 Total Prize Purse

    Location: West Palm Beach, FL

    Winner: Gideon Oji, with 57 ears of sweet corn in 12 minutes

    Date: 04/25/2021

  • 04/25/2021

    The DraftKings Red Carpet Film Feast

    Discipline: Movie-Themed Foods

    Prizes: $6,400 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Las Vegas, NV

    Date: 04/25/2021

  • 02/07/2021

    The DraftKings Big Game Snackdown

    Discipline: Football-Watching Classics

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Tampa, FL

    Winner: Geoffrey Esper, with the entire Big Game Snackdown Menu in 5 mins, 43 secs

    Date: 02/07/2021

  • 12/19/2020

    The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Challenge

    Discipline: St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail

    Prizes: Charitable Donations

    Location: Indianapolis, IN

    Winner: Humanity

    Date: 12/19/2020

  • 10/31/2020

    The DraftKings Halloween Candy Bowl

    Discipline: Halloween Candy

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Las Vegas, NV

    Winner: Matt Stonie, with 4lb 1.9oz of candy in 6 mins

    Date: 10/31/2020

  • 09/26/2020

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

    Discipline: Tamales

    Prizes: $3,500 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Lewisville, TX

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 93 2oz tamales in 10 minutes

    Date: 09/26/2020

  • 09/05/2020

    The 2020 World Slopper Eating Championship

    Discipline: Sloppers

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Pueblo, CO

    Winner: Geoff Esper, with 37.5 9oz Sloppers in 8 mins

    Date: 09/05/2020

  • 07/04/2020

    The Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes:

    Location: Coney Island, NY

    Date: 07/04/2020

  • 04/22/2020

    BetOnline Quarantine Challenge Finals: Ramen

    Discipline: Ramen Noodles

    Prizes: $12,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Cross Country, USA

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 10 Cups Of Nissin Cup Noodles Ramen In 1:50

    Date: 04/22/2020

  • 04/21/2020

    BetOnline Quarantine Challenge Semi-Finals: Baked Beans

    Discipline: Baked Beans

    Prizes: $12,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Cross Country, USA

    Winner: Gideon Oji, with 10lbs of Baked Beans in 01:45

    Date: 04/21/2020

  • 04/19/2020

    BetOnline Quarantine Challenge Quarterfinals: Milk And Cookies

    Discipline: Milk And Cookies

    Prizes: $12,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Cross Country, USA

    Winner: Darron Breeden, with 48 Oreos And Half A Gallon Of Milk in 02:28

    Date: 04/19/2020

  • 04/17/2020

    BetOnline Quarantine Challenge Qualifying Round: Sliced Bologna

    Discipline: Sliced Bologna

    Prizes: $12,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Cross Country, USA

    Winner: Gideon Oji, with Two Pounds Of Sliced Bologna In 52 Seconds

    Date: 04/17/2020

  • 02/08/2020

    The Inaugural Blue Runner Foods World Red Beans And Rice Eating Championship At The Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots

    Discipline: Blue Runner Foods Red Beans And Rice

    Prizes: $3,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: New Orleans, LA

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with a WR 39 1/2 10oz bowls in 8 min

    Date: 02/08/2020

  • 12/07/2019

    The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship–At The Meijer Tailgate Party on Georgia Street

    Discipline: St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail

    Prizes: $3,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Indianapolis, IN

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 10lb of St Elmo Shrimp Cocktail in 8 min

    Date: 12/07/2019

  • 11/02/2019

    The Fortune Bay World Indian Taco Eating Championship

    Discipline: Fortune Bay Indian Tacos

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Tower, MN

    Winner: Geoffrey Esper, with 39 Fortune Bay Indian Tacos in 8 Minss

    Date: 11/02/2019

  • 11/02/2019

    H-E-B True Texas BBQ Challenge

    Discipline: H-E-B True Texas Beef Brisket BBQ Sandwiches

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Austin, TX

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 27 TX-Sized H-E-B Beef Brisket Sandwiches in 10 Mins

    Date: 11/02/2019

  • 10/19/2019

    The 10th Annual Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship

    Discipline: Smoke's Poutinerie Poutine

    Prizes: $6,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Toronto, Ontario

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with a World Record 28lb of Poutine in 10 mins!

    Date: 10/19/2019

  • 10/04/2019

    The 2019 Pacific Park World Taco Eating Championship

    Discipline: Street-Style Carnitas Tacos

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Santa Monica, CA

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with a WR 82 carnitas tacos in 8 min!

    Date: 10/04/2019

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