Indiana eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2019 Aug 24Bacon Eating Contest Indiana Bacon Festival Delphi, IN
2019 Aug 24Moon Pie Eating Contest Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Memorial Run Moon Pie Mania Car, Truck and Bike Show Bluffton, IN
2019 Aug 24Pork Burger Eating Contest Kouts Pork Fest Kouts, IN
2019 Aug 31Pizza Eating Contest Ligonier Marshmellow Festival Ligonier, IN
$175 2019 Sep 6Hot Dog Eating Contest - men First Friday Warsaw, IN
$175 2019 Sep 6Hot Dog Eating Contest - women First Friday Warsaw, IN
2019 Sep 7Pie Eating Contest Country Fair @ Prophetstown State Park West Lafayette, IN
2019 Sep 14Doughnut Eating Contest Bacon Fest Portage, IN
2019 Sep 21Pizza Eating Contest Brookston Apple Popcorn Festival Brookston, IN
2019 Oct 5Pie Eating Contest Oktoberfest Crown Point, IN
Three random eating challenges
10 tacos Paul Bunyan Challenge Roscoe's Tacos Indianapolis, IN
30 in pizza Rockstar Pizza Challenge Rockstar Pizza Brownsburg, IN
1.5 lb. sandwich Fat Stanley's - defunct Stalnley's New York Deli Indianapolis, IN restaurant closed - pound and a half of roast beef, turkey, pastrami, and corned beef
(All Indiana eating challenges and contests in database)

The Frankfort, IN Hot Dog Festival will hold an eating contest on July 27 awarding $500 to the winner.
Joey Chestnut will hold a launch party for his new chicken wing sauces in Indianapolis on July 11.
Joel Hansen ate 9 pizzas in an hour to win the first prize of $1000 in today's eating contest at Arni's Pizza in Lafayette, IN. Eric Dreifuerst was runner up.
Arni's Pizza will hold a pizza eating contest in Lafayette, IN on April 28 awarding $1000/$500/$300/$200/$100.
Kilroy's on Kirkwood in Bloomington, IN will hold a hot wing eating contest on February 18 awarding $500 to the winner.
The Indiana Pacers announced that a record of 13 seconds was set for the St. Elmo's shrimp cocktail eating contests that are held during game breaks.
Hopcat will hold fry eating qualifiers at its 17 locations (mainly in the midwest, but also Port St. Lucie, FL) on January 19. Winners will receive a $500 prize package and the chance to compete for a $2000 prize in Ypsilanti, MI in July. The chain previously called its signature side dish used in the competition "crack fries", but will changing the name because it was considered insensitive to drug addicts.
The Chicago Tribune has a report on "Mommy's Little PIggy" mashed potato eating contest held as part of "A Christmas Story Comes Home" in Hammond, IN on December 15.

2018 St. Elmos Shrimp Cocktail contest

Joey Chestnut & Geoff Esper to face off for most 2018 victories

The field for tomorrow’s World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail-Eating Championship before the Big 10 football championship has been announced: Joey Chestnut and Geoff Esper will seek the most non-qualifier MLE victories in 2018 (currently tied at 11) while Darron Breeden, Gideon Oji, George Chiger, Derek Jacobs, Matt Raible and Mary Bowers will look to preserve the draw. If Mary Bowers does not pull of the upset, there will be no female winners of a mixed-gender MLE competition in 2018.

A list of all 2018 MLE non-qualifier winners sorted by name follows:
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Joey Chestnut will appear at the Kroger in Indianapolis on Thompson Road on Thursday and offer samples of his condiment line.
Brandon Clark ate 36 sausages to win $500 and defend his bratwurst title and win $500 at the Seymour, IN Oktoberfest.
The Seymour (IN) Ocktoberfest will hold a bratwurst eating contest on October 6 awarding $500/$150/$50.
Joey Chestnut will be in Carmel, IN Saturday to promote his new line of Joey Chestnut Select condiments.

2018 Indiana State Fair ice cream eating contest

update Aug 9
Articles: Indy Star | RTV6
Videos: Hungry Hazzard | Naptown Buzz | News Now | RTV6 | Crotin
Joey Chestnut Interviews: Nuvo | Colts.com (says he had a motorcyle accident which damaged his teeth)

Indiana Dairy Association gallery

Official results

1st 15.5 Geoffrey Esper
2nd 14.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3rd 12 Juan “more bite” Rodriguez
4th 11.5 Brian “Dud Light” Dudzinski
4th 11.5 Derek Jacobs
6th 11.25 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
7th 11 Matt “Hungry” Hazzard
7th 11 Gideon Oji
9th 7.25 Matt “Sweet Tooth” Cohen
9th 7.25 Matthew Raible
11th 5.5 Meliss Klabel

Joey Chestnut interview with Geist Magazine | WTHR.

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Indianapolis Monthly has an interview with Juan "Juan More Bite" Rodriguez about competing in the ice cream eating contest at the Indiana State Fair on Sunday.

2018 Hopcat Crack Fry qualifiers

Here are the results I have for yesterday’s Crack Fry eating qualifiers held at Hopcat locations in the Midwest. Sam Pohlen was the first female to win a crack fry contest. update Ethan Teske won the Minneapolis contest.

2018 Jan 20 1st 3.6 Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Chicago, IL
2018 Jan 20 2nd 3.34 Brandon Clark Chicago, IL
2018 Jan 20 1st ? Kyle “The Hammer” Hanner Indianapolis, IN
2018 Jan 20 1st 1.8625 Sam Pohlen Grand Rapids, MI
2018 Jan 20 1st ? Rob Chopp Kalamazoo, MI
2018 Jan 20 1st ? Nick Adanczyk Kansas City, MO

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Joey Chestnut drank 12 pints of beer in under 75 seconds last night in a New Year's Eve show in Indianapolis hosted by Pat McAfee of Barstool Heartland.

2017 St. Elmo’s shrimp cocktail eating contest

Official Results (in pounds, contest duration 8 minutes)

1st 10.4 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut wins for 5th year in a row
2nd 8 Gideon Oji
3rd 5.1 Derek Jacobs
4th 4.6 Crazy Legs Conti
5th 4.2 Ivan “The Avocado” Mendoza
6th 4 Michael “Big Hoss” Deitz
6th 4 Matthew Raible
8th 3.4 Andrew “The Bear” Kogutkiewicz
9th 2.4 Bryan “Big Sexy” Beard

The contest is expected to be livestreamed on https://www.facebook.com/stelmosteakhouse/

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Registration will open Monday at noon Eastern for the World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship before the Big Ten Championship football game in Indianapolis on December 2.
Brandon "Da Disposal" Clark announces he ate 30 bratwurst in 10 minutes to set the contest record for the Seymour, IN Oktoberfest and take the first prize of $500.
Valpolife has an article about Stephanie Wu finishing the 96 ounce steak at Kelsey's in Valporaiso, IN in 41 minutes, making her the first woman to complete the challenge.

Molly Schuyler wins Arni’s Pizza contest

Results of today’s eating contests at Arni’s Pizza in Lafayette, IN from Stephanie Wu

Pro Division – # of small pizzas eaten, all prizewinners also ate 3 large pizzas, contest length 1 hour

1st 8.5 Molly Schuyler
2nd 4 Brandon Clark
3rd 1.5 Tony Mitchell
4th 0.5 Stephanie Wu

Amateur Division – # of small pizzas eaten, all prizewinners also date 1 large pizza, contest length 1 hour

1st 5.5 Eric Dreifuerst
2nd 3.5 Steve Lancette
3rd 3.3 Jeremy Scott Rumpza
4th 3.25 Alex Lukens
5th 3 Raymod Carlisle

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Oktoberfest in Seymour, IN will hold a bratwurst eating contest on October 7 awarding $500/$150/$50.
Arni's Pizza will hold a pizza eating contest in Lafayette, IN on October 1 awarding $1000/$500/$300/$200/$100.
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