Louisiana eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2018 Jan 20Hotdog Eating Competition Big Al's Bar & Grill Vivian, LA
2018 Jan 20Scotch Bonnet Pepper Eating Contest Marley Gras Jerk Chicken Festival New Orleans, LA
$100 2018 May 1NOLA Crawfish Eating Championship NOLA Crawfish Festival New Orleans, LA
Three random eating challenges
5 lb. burrito Grande Burrito Challenge Habacu's Mexican Restaurant Minden, LA
5 lb. burger Juicy-fa-latta Juicy Lucy's New Orleans, LA includes 1 lb. fries available Thursday at 7 pm
pancakes Pancake Challenge Oceana Grill New Orleans, LA
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The Louisana Peach Festival will hold a Cobbler Gobbler eating contest in Ruston, LA on June 24 awarding $1000 to the winner.

2017 Acme Oysters

updateInterview with Crazy Legs before contest. He says he will not try to qualify for the 2017 Nathan’s finals.

NOLA.com has an article and video and gallery
WGNO.com has an article and video

The top 3 from Rich Shea

1) Michelle Lesco 33 dozen
2) Sonya Thomas 31 dozen
3) Adrian Morgan 27 dozen
? Crazy Legs Conti
? Nate Biller
? Steve Martin

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Registration is open on TacoTotal.com for the Taco Total International Taco Eating Championship that will award $5,500 to the winner on July 15 in downtown Los Angeles. Qualifiers will take place in the Los Angeles area and Mexico City.
Adrian Morgan ate 44 dozen oysters in 8;15 on WGNO today to set the house record at the Acme Oyster House in New Orleans.
Christina Handy ate 2.51 pounds of crawfish in 10 minutes to win the first prize of $1000 in today's eating contest at the Crawfish Mambo in New Orleans. Russell Callais, winner of the contest in 2016 when it was sanctioned by MLE, was runner up.
The Boudin Festival in Scott, LA will hold a sausage eating contest on Sunday awarding $500/$100/$50
Offbeat.com reports that the Crawfish Mambo in New Orleans will not sanction an MLE event; it will hold an eating contest on May 13 awarding $1000. update Mar 22 NOLA.com has an article claiming budget issues are the reason for the cancellation.
WarDaddyAndy posted an article about a 1908 event in New Orleans where Wolfert Gasses ate 600 oysters in 21 minutes.
The 2017 Acme Oyster House World Oyster Eating Championship will take place June 4 in New Orleans.
The Andouille Festival in LaPlace, LA will hold a sausage eating contest on October 15 awarding $300/$200/$100.

Mugshots Challenge schedule

2016 Acme Oyster contest

update June 6 WGNO has a video NOLA.com has a gallery WDSU also has a video

update Nola has an article and gallery along with an oyster training video from Adrian Morgan.

update Adrian Morgan defeated Sonya Thomas in overtime. His total was 44 dozen. Michelle Lesco was 3rd place

Sonyas Thomas, Adrian Morgan, Michelle Lesco, Crazy Legs Conti, Steve Hendry, Nate Biller and Corey Fanguy are expected to compete.


BestoNewOrleans.com has an interview with Sonya Thomas about competing in the Acme Oyster eating contest Sunday. She hopes to set a record of 600 oysters in 10 minutes at the competition.

Russell Callais upsets Adrian Morgan in New Orleans crawfish contest

update Nola.com has an article

The official top 4:
1) Russell Callais 2.6 lbs
2) Adrian Morgan 2.44 lbs
3) Corey Fanguy 2.26 lbs
4) Nate Biller 1.83 lbs

update Rich Shea announces that Russell Callaos won the contest, defeating Adrian Morgan.

Sonya Thomas is not competing. She says on sonyatheblackwidow.com that she does not plan to retire.

James Karst has an article about a 1922 crawfish eating contest.

NOLA.com has a video where James Karst displays his crawfish eating techniques.

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Fiesta on the Bayou in Cut Off, Louisiana will hold a jalapeno eating contest on Saturday awarding $250 to the winner.
The Louisiana Peach Festival will hold a "Cobbler Gobbler" eating contest in Ruston, LA on June 25 awarding $1000 to the winner.
Sivali Wahab ate 3.14 pounds of boudin sausage in 3 minutes to defend his title at the Scott (LA) Boudin Festival on Sunday and claim the first prize of $500.
Registration will open at noon central for the Acme Oyster Eating World Championship in New Orleans on June 5.
Registration is now open for the crawfish eating contest at the Crawfish Mambo in New Orleans on May 7.
The Scott Boudin Festival in Scott, LA will hold a boudin sausage eating contest on April 3 awarding $500 to the winner.
Nola.com has an article about the French Quarter Fest terminating its MLE crawfish eating contest, which will take place at the Crawfish Mambo at the University of New Orleans on May 7.
A clip from the most recent episode of Duck Dynasty where Godwin attempts to eat 10 chili dogs in 2 minutes for a T-shirt can be viewed on youtube.

2015 Larose gumbo eating contest

Joey Chestnut has been announced as a competitor in the gumbo eating contest in Larose, LA on November 7. Miki Sudo, Sonya Thomas and Adrian Morgan are also expected to compete. update Nate Biller, Crazy Legs Conti, Corey Fanguy and Matt Raible are also expected. Adrian Morgan appeared on WWL to promote the contest.
Registration is open for the World Record Gumbo Eating Championship in LaRose, LA on November 7.
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