Irish eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Ireland eating contests
2018 Feb 17Bacon Eating Contest Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Des Moines, IA
2018 Feb 17Chili Dog Eating Contest Bud/Bud Light 35th Annual Chili Cookoff Hannibal, MO
2018 Feb 17Chili Pepper Eating Contest Hops on Fire: SF Beer Week Spicy Food x IPA Festival @SoMa StrEat Food Park San Francisco, CA
$50 2018 Feb 17Hột Vịt Lộn (Balut/Duck Egg) Eating Contest at Tet Festival 2018 OC Fair & Event Center Costa Mesa, CA
2018 Feb 17Hot Wing Eating Contest Island Bar and Grill La Vista, NE
2018 Feb 17Hot Wing Eating Contest Texarkana Harley-Davidson Texarkana, TX
2018 Feb 17HotDog Showdown 2018 Green Path Colombo, Sri Lanka
2018 Feb 17Jalapeno Eating Contest Chili Cook-Off @ Mancuso Crossroads Harley-Davidson Houston, TX
($100)2018 Feb 17 Pho Eating Contest KenSal's Cuckoo Nest Asian Fusion Cuisine Mount Vernon, TX
2018 Feb 17Pho Eating Contest UVSA Tet Festival Anaheim, CA
2018 Feb 17Pie Eating Contest Moonshiners BBQ Santa Clarita, CA
2018 Feb 17Polar Pie Eating Contest Chillabration Cortland, NY
2018 Feb 17Spaghetti Eating Contest Polar Plunge Greenwood Lake, NY
2018 Feb 17Twinkie Eating Contest Chili Cook-Off @ Mancuso Crossroads Harley-Davidson Houston, TX
2018 Feb 17Wing Eating Contest Polar Plunge Oshkosh, WI
$3,500 2018 Feb 17I World Chili Eating Challenge Orlando Chili Cook Off Orlando, FL
2018 Feb 18Annual Pancake Eating Competition 2018 The Pancake Manor Brisbane, QLD, Australia
2018 Feb 18Chilli eating contest The Courtyard Manchester, England, UK
2018 Feb 18Meatball Eating Contest Lynora's WPB West Palm Beach, FL
2018 Feb 18Pho Eating Contest UVSA Tet Festival Anaheim, CA
$1,000 2018 Feb 20 Eat-A-Meter Arrivederci Pizzeria Brisbane, QLD, Australia
2018 Feb 20Elote Eating Contest El Chingon San Diego, CA
2018 Feb 21Wing Eating Contest Hollow Cow San Francisco, CA
2018 Feb 22Hot Dog Eating Contest The Ranch Harley - Davidson College Station, TX
2018 Feb 22Mini Burger Eating Contest McSwiggans Pub Hoboken, NJ
2018 Feb 22Monster Burger Brawl - pros vs. celebrities Jake Melnick's Corner Tap Chicago, IL
2018 Feb 22Wing Eating Contest Harry Buffalo Orlando, FL
2018 Feb 23Wing Eating Contest Cowboy Jack's Saint Cloud, MN
2018 Feb 24Bacon Eating Contest Santa Clara Bacon and Beer Classic Santa Clara, CA
($200)2018 Feb 24 Bratwurst Eating Contest Munich Brauhaus Melbourne, VIC, Australia
$500 2018 Feb 24 French Fry Eating Contest French Fry Heaven Cincinnati, OH
2018 Feb 24French Fry Eating Contest French Fry Heaven ASU Tempe, AZ
$200 2018 Feb 24 Hot Dog Eating Contest Pelican Larry's Raw Bar & Grill - Pine Ridge Rd. Naples, FL
$100 ($75)2018 Feb 24 Pizza Eating Contest Vincent's Italian Restaurant & Pizza Afton, NY
2018 Feb 24Wing Eating Contest Cheerful Tortoise Portland, OR
2018 Feb 24Wing Eating Contest Wing King @ Hidden Pointe Benton Harbor, MI
2018 Feb 25Carolina Footlong Hot Dog Eating Contest Dairy Queen Tega Cay Tega Cay, SC
2018 Feb 25Chocolate Eating Contest Chocolate on the Beach Festival Pacific Beach, WA
2018 Feb 25Muskrat Leg Eating Contest Annual Crawfish Boil & Muskrat Stew Fest Cambridge, MD
2018 Feb 25Strawberry Eating Competition Phoenix Marketcity - Mumbai Mumbai, India
$200 2018 Feb 25 Wing Eating Contest Pelican Larry's Raw Bar & Grill - Pine Ridge Rd. Naples, FL
($25)2018 Feb 27 3 Pound Burger Challenge My Fuddruckers 4 locations, MA
2018 Feb 27Wing Eating Contest Wingnuts Costa Mesa, CA
2018 Feb 28Pizza Eating Contest TJ's Pizza Regina Regina, SK, Canada
2018 Mar 1Purim Pancake Eating Contest Lazy Bean Teaneck, NJ
2018 Mar 3First Annual Kennett Square First Responders Wing Championship Grain Craft Bar+Kitchen - Kennett Square Kennett Square, PA
2018 Mar 3Hot Dog Eating Contest Lews Country Tavern East Mansfield, OH
$600 ($200)2018 Mar 3 Melbourne Chilli Eating Championship 2016 The B.EAST Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2018 Mar 3Pizza Eating Contest RORO Expo Roscoe, IL
$350 2018 Mar 3Raw Oyster Eating Contest - men Oysterfest Fulton, TX
2018 Mar 3Wing Eating Contest The Fernie Hotel Fernie, BC, Canada
2018 Mar 4Hot Wing Eating Contest Fat Cat Bar & Grill in Tahoe City Tahoe City, CA
$350 2018 Mar 4Raw Oyster Eating Contest - women Oysterfest Fulton, TX
($200)2018 Mar 7 Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Eating Contest Catawba Brewing Co. Peanut Butter Jelly Time Release Party @ Liberty Tap Room Columbia Columbia, SC
2018 Mar 9Corned Beef Eating Contest Jake's Deli Milwauke, WI
2018 Mar 101st Annual Pancake Eating Contest Brick and Spoon Brick & Spoon Mobile Mobile, AL
2018 Mar 10Donut Eating Contest Donut Fest on the Green @ Gasworks Arts Park Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2018 Mar 10Hot Wing Eating Contest Wingstop Stone Mountain, GA
2018 Mar 10Wing Eating Contest Draught House Bar Washington, NJ
2018 Mar 10Wings for Wishes Sports Grill Coral Gables, FL
2018 Mar 11Crepe Eating Contest The Spot Festival Randwick, NSW, Australia
$3,500 2018 Mar 11I World Championship Croqueta Eating Contest Carnival Miami Miami, FL
2018 Mar 14Pie Eating Contest Pi Day @ Beer Study-Durham Durham, NC
2018 Mar 173rd Annual St Patrick’s Day Corned Beef Eating Contest Tavern 1757 Seymour, CT
$250 ($50)2018 Mar 17 Guinness Car Bomb Wing Eating Contest Irish 31 Tampa, FL
2018 Mar 17Pie Eating Contest Claremont Pie Festival Claremont, CA
2018 Mar 17Tater Tot Eating Contest Bud Light St. Patrick's Day Festival & Parade San Antonio, TX
$700 2018 Mar 19 Sushi Challenge 7 NIJI SUSHI BAR Sydney, NSW, Australia
2018 Mar 23Burger Eating Contest Riverwalk Trust Burger Battle Fort Lauderdale, FL
$350 2018 Mar 24 Crawfish Eating Contest Big Texas Fun Crawfish Festival San Antonio, TX
2018 Mar 24Hot Dog Eating Contest Kowtown Festival Kissimmee, FL
2018 Mar 24Hot Dog Eating Contest Round Rock Express Fan Fest Round Rock, TX
2018 Mar 24Pie Eating Contest Eggstravaganza Galt, CA
2018 Mar 24Wing Eating Contest Charlotte WIng Fest @ Rooftop 210 Charlotte, NC
$350 2018 Mar 25 Crawfish Eating Contest Big Texas Fun Crawfish Festival San Antonio, TX
($100)2018 Mar 25 Doc Chey's Noodle Eating Contest - men Doc Chey's Atlanta, GA
($100)2018 Mar 25 Doc Chey's Noodle Eating Contest - women Doc Chey's Atlanta, GA
2018 Mar 29Hot Dog Eating Contest Detroit Home Opener Festival Detroit, MI
$150 2018 Mar 31 Peeps Eating Contest Big Texas Fun Easter EGGstravaganza San Antonio, TX
2018 Mar 31Rib Eating Competition Tony Roma's Perth, WAu, Australia
$150 2018 Apr 1Peeps Eating Contest Big Texas Fun Easter EGGstravaganza San Antonio, TX
$4,000 2018 Apr 5 El Jefe Burrito Eating Contest Taco Bus - Hillsborough Ave Tampa, FL
2018 Apr 7Bacon Eating Contest Rock'n Bac'n Brew'n Spencer, IA
2018 Apr 7Donut Eating Contest Coffee & Donut Festival Des Moines, IA
2018 Apr 7Pancake Eating Contest Central New York Maple Festival Marathon, NY
2018 Apr 7Pizza Eating Contest Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival Sunderland, ON, Canada
2018 Apr 8Chomp at Stomp Ben Ean Cessnock Stomp Festival Cessnock, NSW, Australia
2018 Apr 8Chomp at Stomp Burgerfiend Cessnock, NSW, Australia
2018 Apr 8Crawfish Eating Contest Lowcountry Cajun Festival Charleston, SC
2018 Apr 8Pancake Eating Contest Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival Sunderland, ON, Canada
2018 Apr 13Panzerotti Eating Contest Food Truck Friday the 13th.... of April! Philadelphia, PA
2018 Apr 14INathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating qualifier - men Fort Myers Miracle ballpark Fort Myers, FL
2018 Apr 14INathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating qualifier - women Fort Myers Miracle ballpark Fort Myers, FL
2018 Apr 14Taco Eating Contest - men FTL Taco Battle & Craft Beer Fest 2017 Fort Lauderdale, FL
2018 Apr 14Taco Eating Contest - women FTL Taco Battle & Craft Beer Fest 2017 Fort Lauderdale, FL
$375 2018 Apr 15 Wing Eating Contest Rustler's Rooste Phoenix, AZ
$250 2018 Apr 21 Asparagus Eating Competition - amateurs San Joaquin Asparagus Festival Stockton, CA
$400 2018 Apr 21 Wing Eating Contest Southern Hotwing Festival and Contest Memphis, TN
2018 Apr 28Bacon Eating Contest Bacon and Beer Festival Park City, KS
2018 Apr 28Elote Eating Contest Margaritas & Tacos @ The Gramercy Las Vegas, NV
2018 Apr 28Pancake Eating Contest Geauga County Maple Festival Chardon, OH
2018 Apr 28Pizza Eating Contest Geauga County Maple Festival Chardon, OH
$100 2018 May 1NOLA Crawfish Eating Championship NOLA Crawfish Festival New Orleans, LA
($100)2018 May 4 Edley's Hot Wing Eating Contest Sevier Park Fest Nashville, TN
$100 2018 May 5Chili Pepper Eating Contest El Conquistador News Milwaukee, WI
($100)2018 May 5 Edley's Hot Wing Eating Contest Sevier Park Fest Nashville, TN
($100)2018 May 5 Sweet Potato Pie Eating Contest Ham & Yam Festival Smithfield, NC
2018 May 12Bacon Eating Contest Bacon and Beer Classic Denver, CO
2018 May 12INathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier - men The Preakness Baloon Festival West Friendship, MD
2018 May 12INathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier - women The Preakness Baloon Festival West Friendship, MD
2018 May 19Pizza Eating Contest Charleston Beer Garden Mt Pleasant, SC
2018 May 27Hot Dog Eating Contest Monastery Mesa Mesa, AZ
$4,000 2018 Jun 2I The 2018 World Championship Canteen Sandwich Eating Contest Central Park Ottumwa, IA
2018 Jun 3Spaghetti Eating Contest Sutter Creek Italian Picnic Sutter Creek, CA
($25)2018 Jun 16 Wing Eating Contest Big Kahuna Wing Festival Knoxville, TN
($25)2018 Jun 16 XXX Wing Eating Contest Big Kahuna Wing Festival Knoxville, TN
2018 Jul 4Great American Hot Dog Eating Contest Hurdland Hurdland, MO
2018 Aug 11Chicken Nugget Eating Contest - men London's First Chicken Nugget & Wings Festival London, England, UK
2018 Aug 11Chicken Nugget Eating Contest - women London's First Chicken Nugget & Wings Festival London, England, UK
2018 Sep 16Chilli Eating Competition Nonsuch Celebration of Food & Drink Sutton, England, UK
2018 Sep 22Chicken Nugget Eating Contest - men Manchester's First Chicken Nugget & Wings Festival Manchester, England, UK
2018 Sep 22Chicken Nugget Eating Contest - women Manchester's First Chicken Nugget & Wings Festival Manchester, England, UK
Three random Ireland eating challenges
6 lb. burrito Big Burrito Challenge Chago's Cantina Nashville, TN
big bowl Pho Challenge Pho Garden San Francisco, CA contains 2 lbs. noodles and 2 lbs. combination beef with tripe
1 lb. burger The Cardiac Burger The Bucket Los Angeles, CA topped w/ bacon, ham mushroom, chesse, ham, lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles
News UK Archives has an article about a 1846 eating contest held in Ballybrannon, Ireland. The crowd size was reportedly 3000.
Irish bodybuilder Rob Lipsett produced a video of him attempting to eat 10,000 calories in one hour.
Men's Health UK has an article about competitive eating focusing on Randy Santel's tour of the UK and Ireland earlier this year. Takeru Kobayashi is also interviewed. The Ionia Sentinel Standard has an account of Randy Santel and Mitch Dombrowksi finishing the 7 pound burrito at El Mariachi in Ionia, MI, part of a 78 day eating challenge tour of eastern North America.
Independent.ie has an article and video about the 32 inch pizza at Pinhead's Pizza in Dublin, billed as Ireland's largest.
The Daily Star has an article about the conclusion of Randy Santel's eating challenge tour of the UK and England. During the trip, he successfully completed 42 restaurant challenges, which put his total challenge count to over 250.
Youtube has a video of a student at University College in Dublin, Ireland slipping and falling into a vomit trough after he competed in an "Iron Stomach" contest where participants ate and drank disgusting things. (via reddit.com)
Niel Thomas has a blog entry in krank.ie about founding the Irish Competitive Eating Association.
Andy Manifold was the first person to finish the Mighty Murph burger challenge at Murphy's Law pub in Athlone, Ireland.  
Irish Central has a report on the Irish section of Randy Santel's now complete European tour.
The Irish Times has a report on Randy Santel's attempt at the 64 ounce steak challenge at Judge Roy Beans Bar & Restaurant in Newbridge. Ireland.
Articles by the Irish Independent and Mid Ulster Mail both list Randy Santel as the star of the now cancelled program Man v Food. Randy is currently doing an eating challenge tour of Europe and was the second person to finish the breakfast challenge at Murphy's Law in Athlone, Ireland.
Eddie Rockets in Dublin, Ireland will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding a trip to New York City.
New contest / challenge listings: Ireland | Dublin
The Gage restaurant in Chicago will hold an oyster eating contest on Tuesday, March 19 which might award a trip to the Galway Oyster Festival in Ireland.
The Ceili Cottage in Toronto will hold an oyster eating contest Saturday awarding a trip to Galway, Ireland.
Food Republic has a post about Pat Bertoletti's trip to Ireland in July. Bertoletti will be making a pizza tour in New York City.