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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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Future Events

  • 10/10/2021

Past Events

  • 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

  • 09/28/2019

    The Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship

    Discipline: Tamales

    Prizes: $3,500 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Lewisville, TX

    Winner: Geoffrey Esper, with a WR 95 tamales in 10 mins

    Date: 09/28/2019

  • 09/21/2019

    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 a WR 61.5 in 10 min

    Date: 09/21/2019

  • 09/01/2019

    The U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship

    Discipline: Buffalo Wings

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Buffalo, NY

    Winner: Geoffrey Esper, with 281 wings in 12 mins

    Date: 09/01/2019

  • 08/31/2019

    Buffalo Buffet Bowl

    Discipline: Buffalo Cuisine

    Prizes: $1,750 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Buffalo, NY

    Winner: Geoff Esper, with 5lb of Buffalo Cuisine in 2 mins, 51 secs

    Date: 08/31/2019

  • 08/31/2019

    The 2019 World Slopper Eating Championship

    Discipline: Sloppers

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Pueblo, CO

    Winner: Darron Breeden, with a WR 28.25 Sloppers in 8 mins!

    Date: 08/31/2019

  • 08/25/2019

    The 2019 Fat Boy’s Pizza Eating Championship

    Discipline: Fat Boy’s Pizza

    Prizes: $3,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Metairie, LA

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with a WR 6.5 2-foot Fat Boy's Pizza slices in 10 mins

    Date: 08/25/2019

  • 08/24/2019

    The Snowbird Bratwurst Eating Championship

    Discipline: Bratwurst

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Snowbird, UT

    Winner: Geoffrey Esper, with a WR 36 4.5oz Brats in 10 mins

    Date: 08/24/2019

  • 08/17/2019

    The Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship

    Discipline: Day-Lee Foods Gyoza

    Prizes: $6,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Los Angeles, CA

    Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 314 Day-Lee Foods Gyoza in 10 mins!

    Date: 08/17/2019

  • 08/10/2019

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Des Moines, IA

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Des Moines, IA

    Winner: Men's: Brett Healey (32.5); Ladies': Sophia DeVita (12.5)

    Date: 08/10/2019

  • 07/27/2019

    The Great Midwest Rib Fest World Rib-Eating Championship

    Discipline: Ribs

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Prior Lake, MN

    Winner: Geoffrey Esper, with 6.32lb of rib meat in 12 min

    Date: 07/27/2019

  • 07/23/2019

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Salt Lake City, UT

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Salt Lake City, UT

    Winner: Men's: Steven Hammond (32); Ladies': Kathryn Prettyman (14)

    Date: 07/23/2019

  • 07/04/2019

    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

    Winner: Men's: Joey Chestnut 71; Ladies': Miki Sudo 31

    Date: 07/04/2019

  • 06/26/2019

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Santa Cruz, CA

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Santa Cruz, CA

    Winner: Men's: Steve Hendry (25)

    Date: 06/26/2019

  • 06/22/2019

    The Fortune Bay World Wild Rice Hotdish Eating Championship

    Discipline: Fortune Bay Wild Rice Hotdish

    Prizes: $5,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Tower, MN

    Winner: Miki Sudo, with a WR 14lb of Wild Rice Hotdish in 8 mins!

    Date: 06/22/2019

  • 06/22/2019

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

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Washington, DC

    Winner: Men's: Gideon Oji (25); Ladies': Juliet Lee (23)

    Date: 06/22/2019

  • 06/19/2019

    Hooters World Wing Eating Championship

    Discipline: Hooters Wings

    Prizes: $10,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Lake Tahoe, NV

    Winner: Geoffrey Esper, with a WR 281 Hooters Wings in 10 mins!

    Date: 06/19/2019

  • 06/16/2019

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Queens, NY

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Queens, NY

    Winner: Men's: Adam "Beard Meets Food" Moran (32); Ladies': Juliet Goldberg (9.5)

    Date: 06/16/2019

  • 06/15/2019

    The Mattituck Lions Club World Strawberry Shortcake Eating Championship

    Discipline: Strawberry Shortcake

    Prizes: $3,500 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Mattituck, NY

    Winner: Geoffrey Esper, with 17.5lb of Strawberry Shortcake in 8 Mins!

    Date: 06/15/2019

  • 06/09/2019

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Norfolk, VA

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Norfolk, VA

    Winner: Men's: Darron Breeden (47); Ladies': Doris Garcia (8) , Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs Total Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Date: 06/09/2019

  • 06/08/2019

    The 2019 Malted Barley World Pretzel Eating Championship

    Discipline: Pretzels

    Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Providence, RI

    Winner: Geoffrey Esper, with 26 Malted Barley Pretzels in 8 Min!

    Date: 06/08/2019

  • 06/08/2019

    Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Syracuse, NY

    Discipline: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

    Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th

    Location: Syracuse, NY

    Winner: Men's: Darrien Thomas (19.25); Ladies': Katherine Wong (6)

    Date: 06/08/2019

  • 06/07/2019

    The World Hostess® Donettes® Eating Championship

    Discipline: Hostess® Donettes®

    Prizes: $8,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: Austin, TX

    Winner: Geoffrey Esper, with 235 Hostess® Donettes® in 6 Min!

    Date: 06/07/2019

  • 06/07/2019

    The Salvation Army National Donut Day World Donut Eating Championship

    Discipline: BakeMark Donuts

    Prizes: $2,000 Total Prize Purse

    Location: San Diego, CA

    Winner: Matt Stonie, with 46 BakeMark Donuts in 8 Min!

    Date: 06/07/2019

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