Flint / Saginaw eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Flint eating contests
2019 Oct 4Wing Eating Contest Tuscola County Pumpkin Festival Caro, MI
Three random Flint eating challenges
wings Suicide Sauce Sporty's Wing Shack Pinconning, MI must sign waiver - also reportedly have a 1 pound burger
14 in pizza A-Bomb Pizza - single Capitol Bowl's Hot Spot Lounge Owosso, MI must also eat 5 appetizers
1.5 lb. burger Top Dog Challenge Murdogs Diner & Drive-In Caro, MI
(All Flint eating challenges and contests in database)

Crust will hold a pie eating contest in Fenton, MI on August 1 awarding $500 to the winner.
MLive.com has a report on police officer Jeff Neville, who was stabbed at the Flint Airport earlier today. In 2005, Neville competed against Rich LeFevre, Eric "Badlands" Booker and Tim "Eater X" Janus in a IFOCE Tex Mex rolls eating contest held in Sterling Heights.
Crust will hold a pie eating contest in Fenton, MI on August 4 awarding $500 to the winner. 12 entrants will be chosen randomly.
Crust in Fenton, MI will hold a pie eating contest tomorrow awarding $500.
Taste in Fenton (MI) will hold a pie eating contest on August 7 awarding $500 to the winner.
Crust in Fenton, MI will hold a pie eating contest on August 10 awarding $500 to the winner.
Haley Martinez and Amber Sobleskey have uploaded pictures of their completion of the BLT challenge at Tony's in Birch Run, MI which contains one pound of bacon.
A pie eating contest in Fenton, MI (Flint area) will award $500 to the winner on August 13.
(from Bill Myers) The MLive blog reports that Tony's I-75 Restaurant in Birch Run, Michigan will appear on an upcoming episode of Diners, Drive Ins & Dives on the Food Network. The restaurant is famous for its BLT sandwich containing a pound of bacon.

Another midwestern contest survives political opposition

The Genessee (Michigan) board of commissioners decided to use $150 of county funds to sponsor a hot dog eating contest at Capital Coney Island in Flint Township despite Commissioner Rose Bogardus’ opinion that the contest promotes gluttony and eating disorders. The contest will take place on May 20 from 2-6 pm and an entrance fee of $10 will enable competitors to eat as many hot dogs as possible in 15 minutes. Unspecified prizes will be awarded to the best performers. Funds will go towards the Consortium on Child Abuse and Neglect. Hopefully Sharon Scholten will not show up or there might not be any money left for charity after hot dog expenses have been deducted.