Norwegian eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Norway eating contests
(£50)2017 Dec 17 Burger Eating Competition ARCH 2 Brewpub & Burger Kitchen Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
2017 Dec 17Dumpling Eating Contest Revel's 7th Anniversary Party @ Revel Seattle, WA
2017 Dec 17Pizza Eating Contest Alfred's Pizzeria Perth, WAu, Australia
2017 Dec 17Pizza Eating Contest Buona Vita Pizzeria Crescent Springs Crescent Springs, KY
2017 Dec 17Yorkshire Pudding Eating Contest White Bear Barrowford Barrowford, England, UK
($25)2017 Dec 18 Latke Eating Contest The Crown Market West Hartford, CT
2017 Dec 18Papi's Caliente Christmas Taco Eating Contest Papi's Baltimore, MD
2017 Dec 18Tater Tot Eating Contest The District Raleigh Turns One! @ The District Raleigh Raleigh, NC
$100 2017 Dec 20 LIPH Wing Eating Competition L.I. Pour House Bar and Grill Port Jefferson Station, NY
$100 2017 Dec 20 LIPH Wing Eating Competition - spicy L.I. Pour House Bar and Grill Port Jefferson Station, NY
2017 Dec 21Wing Eating Contest Salud Brooklyn, NY
2017 Dec 24Latka Making and Latka Eating Competition CBT - Congregation Beth Tikvah Wantagh, NY
$1,500 2017 Dec 28A Hot Chicken Eating World Championship Music City Bowl Nashville, TN
2017 Dec 30Pizza Eating Contest Pizza Zoo @ Terminal 5 Manhattan, NY
2017 Dec 30Tamale Eating Contest McAllen Tamale Fest McAllen, TX
2018 Jan 5Pizza Eating Contest at First Friday First Friday Eating Contest State College, PA
($100)2018 Jan 7 Todoroki's Sushi Eating Contest - men Todoroki Evanston, IL
($100)2018 Jan 7 Todoroki's Sushi Eating Contest - women Todoroki Evanston, IL
($25)2018 Jan 13 141 Speedway's 1st Annual Wing Ding Eating Contest Left Turn Lounge Maribel, WI
2018 Jan 13Hot Pepper Eating Contest Hops & Hot Sauce Festival Houston, TX
2018 Jan 13Wing Eating Contest Evansville Wingfest Evansville, IN
2018 Jan 20Pizza Eating Contest Legends Ale House Succasunna, NJ
2018 Jan 23Mac & Cheese Eating Contest Treasure Coast Mac and Cheese Festival Port St. Lucie, FL
2018 Jan 27Bacon Eating Contest Beer & Bourbon Festival Manhattan, NY
2018 Jan 27Ice Cream Eating Contest Winterfest Grand Haven, MI
2018 Feb 3Taco Eating Contest Palomino's Restaurant Independence, MO
2018 Feb 17Jalapeno Eating Contest Chili Cook-Off @ Mancuso Crossroads Harley-Davidson Houston, TX
2018 Feb 17Twinkie Eating Contest Chili Cook-Off @ Mancuso Crossroads Harley-Davidson Houston, TX
2018 Feb 24Bacon Eating Contest Bacon and Beer Classic Denver, CO
$3,500 2018 Mar 11I World Championship Croqueta Eating Contest Carnival Miami Miami, FL
Three random Norway eating challenges
3 lb. burger Deep Throat Challenge Lunch in a Bag Westcliff, England, UK
6.5 lb. pizza Meat Lovers Pizza Challenge Pizza Spano Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC, Canada
sandwiches Grilled Cheese Record Pitt Street Pharmacy Mt. Pleasant, SC record no longer maintained, ended at 27 sandwiches
NorwegianFolkTales.blogspot.com has a story about a boy named Askeladden who faces off against a forest troll in a porridge eating contest. (via Simon)
The New York Times compares Ole Einar Bjorndalen, winner of 2 gold medals in biathlon at the Sochi winter games, to a boy who cheats to win an eating contest against a troll in a Norwegian fairy tale.
Patch.com has an article about the burger challenge at Landre's Sports Bar & Grill in Santee, CA, which was featured on a Norwegian television program. Kevin Ross holds the challenge record of 19:01 and renamed the challenge "Kevin Ross Rules Wacky Waffle Jewpacabra Gnarwhal Baron Whole 9 Yards Challenge Burger".
The finals for the "Norwegian National Burger Eating Contest" will take place at the Three Lions English Pub in Trondheim on October 8. A gallery of a qualifier is available.