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Central Illinois area restaurants' eating challenges and eating contests

Blog Category: /regions/usa/il/central-il
3 lb. sirloinCThe Beefeater's Club Alexander's Steakhouse 4 Central Illinois locations, IL includes salad, a piece of toast, and a baked potato
2.5 lb. burgerCMonster Shoe Challenge Carlinville Plaza Cafe Carlinville, IL 5 1/2 lb. burger patties & 5 pieces Texas toast
3 lb. burgerCThe Burger Challenge Full Throttle Carlinville, IL
2 lb. burgerCFarley Burger Big Mouth's Champaign, IL named after late comedian Chris Farley
7 lb. sandwichCBig Fat Ugly Challenge Fat Sandwich Company Champaign, IL also Norman, OK & Madison, WI sites contains 2 rolls, 4 cheeseburgers, a double cheesesteak, a chicken cheesesteak, gyro meat, grilled chicken, bacon, sausage, moz. sticks, chicken fingers, chicken nuggets, mac n cheese bites, fried mushrooms & more
2 lb. burgerCThe Big Joe Joe's Brewery Champaign, IL
3 big Polish sausagesC Big Ditka Challenge Leadbelly's Links Drinks Arcade Champaign, IL
7 lb. burgerCThe Joey's Challenge Joey's Place Charleston, IL includes 2 lb. fries, need to make reservations at least a day ahead
"O" BurgerC"O" Burger Challenge Castaways Chillicothe, IL
4.5 lb. horseshoe sandwichC The Big Rig Challenge Ted's Garage Clinton, IL 24 oz tenderloin, 2 pieces Texas toast, 24 oz. French fries, 20 oz. queso sauce
2 1/2 lb. hot dogsCBig Dog Challenge University Dogs Decatur, IL includes large disaster fries
pound spicy wingsCWall of Flame TNT's Sports Bar & Grill East Peoria, IL
12 hot dogsCVertucci's Big Dog Challenge Vertucci's Chicago Style Eats East Peoria, IL
big horseshoe sandwichC Clydesdale Challenge Brickhouse Barbeque Jacksonville, IL 8 ounces of pulled pork, pulled chicken, beef brisket & turkey, 2 lb of french fries & cheese sauce on 4 pieces of Texas toast
10 hot dogsCCurry Weiner Challenge Curry's Weiners Lincoln, IL 9 weiners and one corn dog
($50)25 chicken lipsC Big Ass Challenge Chicks on the Square Macomb, IL for 2 person team, also includes ice cream pie
60 oz. burgerCCrossroads Burger Crossroads Mount Olive, IL
1.5 lb. burgerCTriple Gyro Cheeseburger The Rock Restaurant Normal, IL
12 spicy wingsCBlazin Wing Challenge The Rock Restaurant Normal, IL cannot have any drinks or sauces
6 lb. burritoCBurrito Challenge Jardine's Restaurant Ottawa, IL
3 lb. burgerCBelly Busting Grand Challenge Beer Belly's Bar & Grill Pekin, IL
2 lb. burgerCBelt Busting Challenge Beer Belly's Bar & Grill Pekin, IL
2 20 in pancakesCThe Pandemic Childers Eatery & Catering Peoria, IL
($30) 2+ lb. sandwichC The Clydesdale Horseshoe Richard's on Main Peoria, IL 1/2 lb. of ham, 1/2 lb. of turkey, 1/2 lb. of hamburger and a 1/2 lb. of chicken strips, served w 2 pounds fries and 2 pounds cheese sauce
($10) spicy burgerCGhost Burger Challenge The Pier Restaurant Quincy, IL
4 16 inch pancakesCGiant Pancake Challenge Charlie Parker's Springfield, IL
bowl spicy chiliCJ. R. Special Chili Joe Rogers' Original Recipe Chili Parlor Springfield, IL
spicy burgerCBurger Challenge The Albatross Springfield, IL burger has 9 patties, weighs 5.5 lb pounds
big spicy burgerCThe Masters The Albatross Springfield, IL burger has 9 patties
$500 40 inch pizzaC40 inch pizza challenge The Pizza Machine Springfield, IL for two person team, pizza delivered by crane
60 inch pizzaCWorld's Largest Pizza The Pizza Machine Springfield, IL must be purchased as part of a party package, cost $350
3 lb. burgerCBig Game Burger Field House Pizza & Pub Springfiled, IL
2 lb. burgerCPerdue's Double Pounder Perdue's Grill Tremont, IL
2018 Feb 16Bacon Eating Contest Bacon & Beer Festival Bloomington, IL
2017 Sep 30Hot Dog Eating Contest American Marketing Association at Illinois State University Normal, IL
2017 Sep 16Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest Morton Pumpkin Festival Morton, IL
2017 Sep 2National Cheese Eating Championships Arthur Cheese Festival Arthur, IL
2017 Aug 26Corn Eating Contest - men Urbana Sweet Corn Festival Urbana, IL
2017 Aug 26Corn Eating Contest - women Urbana Sweet Corn Festival Urbana, IL
2017 Aug 20Funnel Cake Eating Contest Illinois State Fair Springfield, IL
2017 Aug 19Golden Abe Contest Winner Eating Contests Illinois State Fair Springfield, IL
2017 Aug 18Ribeye Sandwich Eating Contest Illinois State Fair Springfield, IL
2017 Aug 17French Fry Eating Contest Illinois State Fair Springfield, IL
2017 Aug 16Pork Chop Sandwich Eating Contest Illinois State Fair Springfield, IL
2017 Aug 15Sweet Corn Eating Contest Illinois State Fair Springfield, IL
2017 Aug 14Mini Donuts Eating Contest Illinois State Fair Springfield, IL
2017 Aug 13Cantaloupe Eating Contest Illinois State Fair Springfield, IL
2017 Aug 12Corn Dog Eating Contest Illinois State Fair Springfield, IL
2017 Aug 11Watermelon Eating Contest End of Summer Luau Quincy, IL
2017 Aug 11Watermelon Eating Contest Illinois State Fair Springfield, IL
$850 ($150)2017 Aug 5 Heinkel’s Hot Dog Eating Finals Decatur Celebration DC Decatur, IL qualifier June 24
2017 Jul 29Dilly Bar Eating Contest Effingham Jam BBQ Cookoff Effingham, IL
2017 Jul 15Hot Dog Eating Contest Firehaus Champaign Champaign, IL
2017 Jul 4Watermelon Eating Contest Sholem Aquatic Center Champaign, IL
2017 Jul 4Watermelon Eating Contest Fourth of July Blast Jacksonville, IL
2017 Jun 24Heinkel's Hot Dog Eating Contest Pre-Qualifier The Draft Decatur, IL top 8 make finals Aug 5
2017 Jun 10Hot Wing Eating Contest Old Glory Festival Bement, IL
2017 May 28Watermelon Eating Contest Watson Homecoming Watson, IL
2017 May 28Hot Dog Eating Contest Watson Homecoming Watson, IL
2017 Apr 22Hot Dog Eating Contest Windy City Wieners Normal, IL need to eat 4 hot dogs to qualify
2016 Sep 25Big Mac Eating Contest The Man Show Expo Champaign, IL qualifiers on Sept 6, 13 and 20
2016 Sep 24Hooters Wing Eating Contest The Man Show Expo Champaign, IL qualifiers on Sept 6, 13 and 20
2016 Sep 17Thickburger Eating Contest Corvette Funfest Effingham, IL amateur only, 5 entrants chosen randomly
2016 Sep 3National Cheese Eating Championships Arthur Cheese Festival Arthur, IL
2016 Aug 28Corn Eating Contest Uptown Partners Normal, IL
2016 Aug 27Spaghetti Eating Contest Carlinville Foodie Day Festival Carlinville, IL
2016 Aug 27Peach Pie Eating Contest Carlinville Foodie Day Festival Carlinville, IL
2016 Aug 27Apple Pie Eating Contest Carlinville Foodie Day Festival Carlinville, IL
($150)2016 Aug 17 Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest Morton Pumpkin Festival Morton, IL hands-free
$850 ($150)2016 Aug 6 Heinkel’s Hot Dog Eating Finals Decatur Celebration DC Decatur, IL
2016 Aug 1Pie Eating Contest Tazewell County 4-H Show and Junior Fair Pekin, IL
2016 Jul 162016 Heinkel's Hot Dog Eating Contest Pre-Qualifier Timbuktu Decatur, IL top 10 make finals Aug 6
2016 Jul 4Watermelon Eating Contest Sholem Aquatic Cntr Champaign, IL
2016 Jul 4Watermelon Eating Contest 4th of July Celebration Sullivan, IL
2016 Jul 2Springfield Jaycees Hot Dog Eating Contest Capital City Celebration Springfield, IL winner ate 15
2016 Jun 25Watermelon Eating Contest Gifford Community Celebration Gifford, IL
2016 Jun 182016 Heinkel's Hot Dog Eating Contest Pre-Qualifier The Draft Decatur, IL top 10 make finals Aug 6
$35 2016 Jun 12Corn Dog Eating Contest Martinsville Heritage Days Martinsville, IL
$35 2016 Jun 12Chocolate Pie Eating Contest Martinsville Heritage Days Martinsville, IL
$35 2016 Jun 12Cornie Eating Contest Martinsville Heritage Days Martinsville, IL
2016 Jun 11Pie Eating Contest Tremont Turkey Festival Tremont, IL
($250)2016 May 6 Hog Wing Eating Contest Fat Ass 5K & Street Party for Charity Springfield, IL
2016 Apr 30Bacon Eating Contest Bourbon Beer & Bacon Champaign, IL
2016 Apr 30Big Pig Out Sandwich Contest Bourbon Beer & Bacon Champaign, IL
2016 Apr 23Hot Dog Eating Contest Windy City Wieners Normal, IL need to eat 4 hot dogs to qualify
2016 Feb 29Relay for Life Burger Eating Contest - Finals Culver's Effingham, IL top 3 advance to finals
2016 Feb 22Relay for Life Burger Eating Contest - Round 2 Culver's Effingham, IL top 3 advance to finals
2016 Feb 15Relay for Life Burger Eating Contest - Round 1 Culver's Effingham, IL
2015 Oct 24Pie Eating Contest Pumpkin Festival @ Jacksonville Main Street Jacksonville, IL
2015 Oct 4Blazin Wing Challenge Hot Wings and Hot Rods Champaign, IL
2015 Oct 4Speed Wing Challenge Hot Wings and Hot Rods Champaign, IL
2015 Oct 3Pretzel Eating Contest Oktoberfest Jacksonville, IL
2015 Oct 3Chilli Eating Contest Chillifest Taylorville, IL
2015 Sep 26Jalapeno Eating Contest Chili Cook-Off & Festival of Urbana Urbana, IL
2015 Sep 19Thickburger Eating Contest Corvette Funfest Effingham, IL amateur only, 5 entrants chosen randomly
($150)2015 Sep 19 Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest Morton Pumpkin Festival Morton, IL hands-free
2015 Sep 12Cake Eating Contest Sugar Mama Bakery Normal, IL
2015 Sep 5National Cheese Eating Championships Arthur Cheese Festival Arthur, IL
2015 Aug 23Corn Eating Contest Sweetcorn Blues Festival Normal, IL
$775 ($100)2015 Aug 8 Heinkel's Hot Dog Eating Contest Decatur Celebration Decatur, IL qualifiers start June 20
2015 Aug 8Heinkel's Hot Dog Eating Contest - celebrities Decatur Celebration Decatur, IL qualifiers start June 20
2015 Jul 4Watermelon Eating Contest 4th of July Downs, IL
2015 Jul 4Watermelon Eating Contest Fourth of July Blast Jacksonville, IL
2015 Jun 20Heinkel's Hot Dog Eating Qualifier Curly's Sports Bar & Pizza Decatur, IL
2015 Jun 20University Dog's Eating Contest Macon Speedway Macon, IL
2015 Jun 13Wing Eating Contest Old Glory Festival Bement, IL
($250)2015 May 8 Hog Wing Eating Contest Fat Ass 5k & Street Party for Charity Springfield, IL charity of winner to receive $500
2015 Apr 29King of Wings Brothers Bar & Grill Champaign, IL
2015 Apr 25Bacon Eating Contest Bourbon Beer & Bacon Champaign, IL
2015 Apr 25Big Pig Out Sandwich Contest Bourbon Beer & Bacon Champaign, IL
2015 Apr 25Pizza Eating Contest Brienzo's Wood Fired Pizza Peoria, IL might be April 24
($50)2015 Apr 22 Wings for Warriors: Wing Eating Contest Benefiting Chez Family Foundation Center Joe's Brewery Champaign, IL 1st round to have 12 wings, final round will have 6 hot wings
($20)2015 Apr 18 Hot Dog Eating Contest Windy City Wieners Normal, IL need to qualify by eating 4 hot dogs by April 16
2015 Jan 29Hot Wing Eating Contest Firehaus Champaign, IL
($200)2014 Oct 26 Whitey's Buffalo Wing Eating Contest Whitey's BBQ East Peoria, IL
2014 Sep 13Hot Dog Eating Contest Macon Speedway Macon, IL
($150)2014 Sep 13 Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest Morton Pumpkin Festival Morton, IL hands-free
2014 Sep 13Bacon Eating Contest An Evening of Jazz with a Side of Bacon & Kegs Peoria, IL
2014 Aug 30Spaghetti Eating Contest Italian Fest Farmington, IL
2014 Aug 24Big Fat Ugly Eating Contest Fat Sandwich Company Champaign, IL competitive eater from Chicago won
($100)2014 Aug 24 Corn Eating Contest Sweet Corn Blues Festival Normal, IL
$850 ($100)2014 Aug 2 Heinkel's Hot Dog Eating Contest Decatur Celebration Decatur, IL submit video of hot dog eating to earn spot
2014 Aug 2Heinkel's Hot Dog Eating Contest - celebrity Decatur Celebration Decatur, IL submit video of hot dog eating to earn spot
2014 Jul 26Big Ugly Eating Contest - cancelled Bud Light Summer Stage Champaign, IL cancelled due to weather / lack of entrants
2014 Jun 21Hot Dog Eating Contest Heinkel's Three Dog Night @ Macon Speedway Macon, IL
2014 Jun 1Apple Pie Eating Contest Paul Bunyon Statue Atlanta, IL Pat Bertoletti to commpete
2014 May 9Hog Wing Eating Contest Craft Beer & Cigar Festival Springfield, IL
2014 Apr 30King of Wings Finals Brothers Bar & Grill Champaign, IL
2014 Apr 23King of Wings Qualifier Brothers Bar & Grill Champaign, IL
2014 Apr 16King of Wings Qualifier Brothers Bar & Grill Champaign, IL
2014 Apr 16Big Joe Burger Eating Contest Joe's Brewery Champaign, IL
$800 2014 Apr 15 Taco Eating Finals Crusen's Peoria, IL
2014 Apr 9King of Wings Qualifier Brothers Bar & Grill Champaign, IL
2014 Apr 2King of Wings Qualifier Brothers Bar & Grill Champaign, IL
2014 Apr 1Taco Eating Qualifier Crusen's Peoria, IL free T-shirt for all entrants
($100)2014 Mar 31 Pizza Eating Contest The Clybourne Champaign, IL
2014 Mar 25Taco Eating Qualifier Crusen's Peoria, IL free T-shirt for all entrants
2013 Oct 19Hot Dog Eating Contest - men Windy City Wieners Normal, IL
2013 Oct 19Hot Dog Eating Contest - women Windy City Wieners Normal, IL
2013 Oct 12Bratwurst Eating Contest Dick Brothers Brewery Quincy, IL
$200 2013 Sep 28 Jalapeno Eating Contest Chili Cook-Off & Festival of Urbana Urbana, IL
($200)2013 Sep 14 Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition Morton Pumpkin Festival Morton, IL
2013 Sep 6Deep Dish Pizza Eating Contest D'Agostino's Bloomington, IL
2013 Aug 31National Cheese Eating Championships Arthur Cheese Festival Arthur, IL
2013 Aug 30Pizza Eating Contest Razzo's Family Pizza Rochester, IL
($100)2013 Aug 25 Corn Eating Contest Sweet Corn Blues Festival Normal, IL
2013 Aug 23Ice Cream Eating Contest Eureka Reagan Fest Eureka, IL
$850 ($100)2013 Aug 3 Heinkel's Hot Dog Eating Contest Decatur Celebration Decatur, IL qualifier held June 22
2013 Aug 3Heinkel's Hot Dog Eating Contest - celebrities Decatur Celebration Decatur, IL qualifier held June 22
$200 2013 Jul 13 Corn Eating Contest Route 45 Wayside Pesotum, IL
$300 2013 Jul 12 Hot Dog Eating Contest Club Cabaret Creve Coeur, IL
2013 Jul 4Watermelon Eating Contest Sholem Aquatic Center Champaign, IL
2013 Jul 4Ice Cream Eating Contest Sholem Aquatic Center Champaign, IL
2013 Jun 22Hot Dog Eating Qualifier Curly's Bar Decatur, IL
2013 Jun 22Hot Dog Eating Contest Duryea Days Peoria Heights, IL
2013 Jun 8Hot Wing Eating Contest Old Glory Festival Bement, IL
$100 2013 May 5Taco Eating Contest El Toro Neil St Champaign, IL
$100 2013 May 4Taco Eating Contest El Toro Neil St Champaign, IL
$300 2013 Apr 12 Wing Eating Contest Club Cabaret Creve Coeur, IL
2013 Apr 8Wing Eating Contest Hooter's Champaign, IL
2013 Mar 22Pie Eating Contest The Outskirts Fun Center Macomb, IL
2013 Mar 17French Fry Eating Contest Club 116 Roanoke, IL
2013 Feb 9Prime Rib Eating Contest Billy Barooz Pub & Grill Champaign, IL Mike "Awesome Fat" Litman of "Big Beef Paradise" to compete
2013 Jan 26Fear Factor Eating Contest Skateland Canton, IL
2012 Oct 6Hot Dog Eating Contest Scarecrow Daze Shelbyville, IL
2012 Sep 28Windy City Wiener Eating Contest - men Windy City Wieners Normal, IL eat 5 hot dogs to qualify - 20 fastest times make finals
($50)2012 Sep 28 Windy City Wiener Eating Contest - women Windy City Wieners Normal, IL eat 5 hot dogs to qualify - 10 fastest times make finals
$55 2012 Sep 15Hot Dog Eating Contest Prairie Harvest Days Mason City, IL
$200 2012 Sep 15 Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition Morton Pumpkin Festival Morton, IL
2012 Sep 1Cheese Eating Championship Amish Country Cheese Festival Arthur, IL
2012 Aug 26Sweet Corn Eating Contest Sweet Corn Blues Festival Normal, IL
$850 ($150)2012 Aug 4 Heinkel's Hot Dog Eating Contest Decatur Celebration Decatur, IL qualifier held July 14
2012 Aug 4Heinkel's Hot Dog Eating Contest - celebrities Decatur Celebration Decatur, IL qualifier held July 14
$200 2012 Jul 28 Corn Eating Contest Route 45 Wayside Pesotum, IL
2012 Jul 14Hot Dog Eating Qualifier Curly's Sports Bar Decatur, IL top 10 will qualify for finals August 4
2011 Sep 30Hot Dog Eating Competition Windy City Wieners Normal, IL qualify September 12-28
2011 Sep 24Quaker Steak & Lube Wing Eating Contest International Route 66 Mother Road Festival Springfield, IL
2011 Sep 3Spaghetti Eating Contest Italian Fest Farmington, IL
($50)2011 Jul 23 Wing Eating Contest Wings Etc. Springfield, IL $10 entry fee
2010 Oct 2Sauerkraut Eating Contest Oktoberfest Urbana Urbana, IL
2010 Sep 24Hot Dog Eating Championship Windy City Wieners Normal, IL
2010 Sep 17Hot Dog Eating Qualifier Windy City Wieners Normal, IL
2010 Sep 10Hot Dog Eating Qualifier Windy City Wieners Normal, IL
2010 Sep 3Hot Dog Eating Qualifier Windy City Wieners Normal, IL
2010 May 1Jalapeno Eating Contest Macon SpeedwayMacon, IL
2010 Apr 22Rock the Tot Bar Louie Peoria, IL
2009 Oct 7TVMan vs. Food The Travel Channel Springfield, IL starts at 10 pm eastern, challenge is bowl of Firebrand Chili
2009 Sep 5Cheese Eating National Championship Arthur's Amish Country Cheese Festival Arthur, IL
2009 Jul 2Pork Rind Eating Contest ESPN Radio 96.5Peoria, IL John Palmgren was symbolic competitor
2008 Sep 27Red Hot Chili Pepper Eating Contest International Beer Tasting & Chili Cook Off Urbana, IL
2008 Sep 27Chili Eating Contest International Beer Tasting & Chili Cook Off Urbana, IL
2008 Aug 30Cheese Eating National Championship Arthur's Amish Country Cheese Festival Arthur, IL
2008 Jul 12Hot Dog Eating Contest Kansas Summer Festival Kansas, IL
$1,000 ($100)2008 Jul 4 Vertucci's Big Dog Challenge RiverFront Park East Peoria, IL qualifying at Vertucci's Chicago Style Eats required, $9.99 fee
2007 Sep 1Cheese Eating National Championship Arthur's Amish Country Cheese Festival Arthur, IL
$4,000 2006 Aug 12I GoldenPalace.net World Horseshoe Eating Championship Illinois State Fair Springfield, IL horseshoes are two pieces of toast topped with ham, French fries and cheese sauce
$1,750 2005 Aug 13I GoldenPalace.com grilled cheese qualifier Illinois State FairSpringfield, IL