California eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2017 Jul 28Garlic Eating Contest Gilroy Garlic Festival Gilroy, CA
2017 Jul 28Texas Donut Challenge California Mid State Fair Paso Robles, CA
2017 Jul 29Bacon Eating Contest Boots, Brews and Bacon Fest Visalia, CA
2017 Jul 29Pie Eating Contest California Mid State Fair Paso Robles, CA
2017 Jul 30Watermelon Eating Contest California Mid State Fair Paso Robles, CA
2017 Aug 2Pie Eating Contest Orange County Fair Costa Mesa, CA
2017 Aug 4Watermelon Eating Contest Orange County Fair Costa Mesa, CA
2017 Aug 9Wing Eating Contest Tin Roof San Diego San Diego, CA
2017 Aug 12Pie Eating Contest Gravenstein Apple Fair Sebastopol, CA
2017 Aug 13Pie Eating Contest Gravenstein Apple Fair Sebastopol, CA
$5,000 2017 Aug 19I The Chacho's World Taco Eating Contest Chacho's Taco Festival San Jose, CA
2017 Aug 26IDay-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship Nisei Week Festival Los Angeles, CA
2017 Aug 26Rib Eating Contest - winemakers Blues, Brews and BBQ Napa, CA
2017 Sep 9Amateur Bacon Eating Contest Baconfest at Dell'Osso Family Farm Lathrop, CA
$4,000 2017 Sep 10I Baconfest World Bacon Eating Championship Baconfest at Dell'Osso Family Farm Lathrop, CA
2017 Sep 15Taco Eating Contest Mariachi Festival Hayward, CA
Three random eating challenges
pancakes Full Pancake Challenge Crazy Otto's Lancaster, CA
spicy hot dog Atomic Chili Dog Challenge Spanky'ss Dog House Livermore, CA cannot drink for five minutes after finishing
12 buttermilk pancakes Lester's Meal Deal The Original Pancake House Roseville, CA includes 8 scrambled eggs, 6 pieces of bacon, 6 links of sausage, 1 apple pancake or dutch baby pancake, challenge terms & award to be announced
(All California eating challenges and contests in database)

Molly Schuyler defends CA State Fair corn dogs with record 37

Registration is now open on for the Snowbird Bratwurst Eating Championship in Snowbird, UT and the Chacho's World Taco Eating Championship in San Jose. Both contests will take place August 19.
Kevin Ross ate 14 hot dogs in 5 minutes to win the first prize of $500 in the July 4 hot dog eating contest at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks, CA.
Milo's Corn Dog Eating Contest will take place at the California State Fair in Sacramento on July 22 and award $2500/$2000/$1000/$500/$100 to the top 5. A qualifier will be held on July 21.
Nicky Rottens in Coronado (San Diego area) is looking for burger challengers for an upcoming episode of the Travel Channel's Food Paradise to be recorded on June 24.
Larry's Deli in San Diego will award $1000 to the first finisher of its Ludicrous Lunker sandwich challenge.
Molly's Schuyler's victory in March at a corndog eating contest in Roseville, CA was one of the segments on a Japanese TV program that was televised yesterday.

2017 Baked Bear ice cream sandwich eating contest

update Jun 5 The Times of San Diego has a contest report.

update Post-contest interview with Joey Chestnut. He says he made $300,000 from competitive eating last year.

Full results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

1st 25.25 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut won in OT
2nd 25.25 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie 1st meeting w Chestnut since October
3rd 14 Miki Sudo
4th 13 Pablo Martinez
5th 12.5 Rich “The Locust” LeFevre
6th 10 Mary “I Love ‘em HOT!” Bowers
6th 10 Doug “Cerebrus” Ecks
8th 6.5 Carlene LeFevre
9th 6 Jon Haley
10th ? Barbara LaBarge
11th 3.5 Mallory Kelly
12th 3 Sabrina Quezada

Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie tied with 25, with Chestnut winning the overtime

Facebook Live contest video

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2017 Salvation Army Donut Eating Contest

Matt Stonie has been added to the roster of the Baked Bear World Ice-Cream Sandwich Eating Championship in San Diego Sunday. This will be his first matchup vs. Joey Chestnut since October 1.
Molly Schuyler ate 29 corn dogs with a damaged tooth to win the first prize of $500 at the Sacramento County Fair.
The Napa Valley Register has a report on Joey Chestnut's appearance at the BottleRock festival yesterday where he helped build an 8 layer cake.
Registration is now open for the eating contest at the Chicago Ribfest on June 9. A donut eating contest in Santa Monica on June 2 has also been added to the MLE calendar (registration yet to open).
Joey Chestnut, Rich LeFevre, Pablo Martinez, Mary Bowers and Doug Ecks are expected to compete in the The Baked Bear Ice-Cream Sandwich-Eating Champion in San Diego June 4.
The Sacramento County Fair will hold a corn dog eating contest on May 27 awarding $500/$200/$100 on May 27.
The Rabbit Hole Bar in West Hills, CA will hold a taco eating contest on May 5 awarding $250 cash and a $250 bar tab to the top man and woman.
Joey Chestnut will appear at the Bottle Rock Festival in Napa Valley on May 26-28. The website does not say if he will do an eating exhibition. (via
The San Joaquin Asparagus Festival will hold an eating contest in Stockton, CA on April 21 awarding $250/$100/$50.
Fat Sal's Deli in Los Angeles announced that the "Fat Molly" sandwich designed by Molly Schuyler to reward her for finishing the restaurant's sandwich challenge will not be added to the permanent menu. To add insult to injury, the "Fat Molly" was changed from Molly Schuyler's original specifications.

Takeru Kobayashi defends Chronic Tacos title

update Erik Lamkin has a video

Takeru Kobayashi defended his Gringo Ba
ndito Chronic Taco title
with a record 159 tacos. Molly Schuyler was runner up with 139. I haven’t found any more results.

Finnish competitor Jesse Pynnönen did an interview with

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Village News has a report on Heather Howard's attempt to be the first woman to finish the "Lamkinator" challenge at Oink and Moo in Fallbrook, CA.
Vida en el Valle reports there will be a Major League Eating taco contest at the Fresno Grizzlies ballpark on July 29. An amateur qualifier will be held the day before.
The Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge will take place at the Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival in Doheny Beach, CA on April 8. Takeru Kobayashi is expected to defend his title. Additional competitors include Molly Schuyler, Dave Brunelli, Erik Lamkin, Naader Reda, Kevin Ross and Finnish champion Jesse Pynnönen. A contest for amateurs will also be held.
Molly Schuyler finished the XL pizza challenge at Ballpark Pizza in Mission Viejo, CA yesterday (before | after).
Here is the current MLE schedule. Registration is open unless stated otherwise. New contests have been added in Owensboro, KY, San Diego and Elk Horn, IA (more...)
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