New Hampshire eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2017 Aug 3Defeat the Kraken Ice Cream Eating Contest The Candy Bar & Creamery Durham, NH
2017 Aug 5Pie Eating Contest Blueberry Festival Bartlett, NH
2017 Aug 12Pie Eating Contest Hudson Old Home Days Hudson, NH
2017 Sep 9Lobster Roll Eating Contest Hampton Beach Seafood Festival Hampton Beach, NH
Three random eating challenges
5 layer sandwich The Nutcase Sandwich Master Rindge, NH total weight almost 10 lbs. , layers separated by grilled cheese sandwiches
BBQ smorgasbord The Squealer - defunct, place closed. Muddy River Smokehouse Portsmouth, NH meal includes 1 rack of St. Louis pork ribs, 1 lb. award winning pulled pork,1/2 a hickory smoked chicken, 1 pint mashed potatoes, 1 pint bbq baked beans and 1 piece of cornbread
5 lb. burger Moose Burger Wolfe's Tavern Wolfeboro, NH
(All New Hampshire eating challenges and contests in database)

The Phantom Gourmet BBQ & Music Festival will hold a hot dog eating contest on June 25 in Rochester, NH, so that is probably another Nathan's qualifier.
James Burgess ate 12 lobster rolls to win today's eating contest at the Hampton Beach (NH) Seafood Fest. Defending champion Artie Pilakos was unable to compete due to a wedding.
Woodward's Resort in Lincoln, NH will hold a Colossal Burger Challenge on August 22 awarding $500 to the winner.

Geoff Esper wins Phantom Gourmet BBQ, Pablo Martinez takes WC lead

update has an article

Richard Shea has the top 3 | #4-#7
1) Geoff Esper 30.5
2) Pablo Martinez 30, new wild card leader
3) Micah Collins 25
4) Ryan Siciliano 16
5) Wild Bill Myers 12.5
6) Steven Bliam 11
7) Dick Pruitt 8
8) Quentin Admundsen 7

1W) Mia Davekos 8

Geoff Esper, Pablo Martinez, Micah Collins an Mia Davekos are expected to compete.

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2015 Nathan’s qualifier circuit announced

The remainder of the 2015 Nathan’s qualifier circuit has been posted on update Registration will open March 19 at 1pm EDT for all qualifiers. Registration will also open for the May 17 Niko Niko gyros contest in Houston.

  • April 12, Atlanta – Dogwood Festival
  • April 25, Las Vegas – NY NY Hotel
  • May 2, Houston, Memorial City Mall
  • May 16, St. Louis, Busch Stadium
  • May 23, Charlotte, Speed Street
  • June 7, Pocono, PA – Pocono Raceway
  • June 13, Nashville – Tootsie’s Country Music Fan Fest Alley
  • June 14, Queens – NY Mets ballpark
  • June 27, Rochester, NH – Phantom Gourmet BBQ
  • June 28, Cleveland, Crocker Park
  • June 28, Sonoma, CA Sonoma Raceway

The circuit is similar to the 2014 Spring schedule. Nashville and Atlanta have been added and Savannah, St. Paul and Bloomington, IL dropped. The contest held at the Phantom Gourmet BBQ moved with the festival from Boston to New Hampshire.

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The Phantom Gourmet BBQ & Music Festival has been moved to Rochester, NH and will hold a hot dog eating contest on June 27. A Nathan's qualifier was took place the previous three years when the event was held in Boston. has a report on today's lobster roll eating contest in Hampton Beach, NH won by Artie "Artie Eats" Pliakos with a record total of 15 lobster rolls in 10 minutes.
The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival in Hampton Beach, NH will hold a lobster roll eating contest on September 6 awarding $1000 ($600 to the winner). A qualifier will take place on August 7 at McGuirk's Ocean View Restaurant and Lounge.
James Burgess (14 rolls) defeated defending champion Sao Young (13 rolls) at the lobster roll eating contest at the Hampton Beach (NH) Seafood Festival. It was James Burgess' first time eating lobster rolls. ( article)
The Hampton Beach (NH) seafood festival will hold its lobster roll eating contest awarding $1000 ($600 to the winner) on September 7. A qualifier will take place at McGuirk's Ocean View restaurant on August 8.
SeacoastOnline reports that Brad Read, a pitcher for the Portsmouth (NH) Mavericks of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League needed surgery to remove a piece of a hot dog after participating in an eating contest.
A qualifier for the Burger Bowl will be held tonight at the Poor People's Pub in Wakefield, NH. The finals on January 27 will award $500 to the winner. (The pub will pay the $20 entry fee for two entrants)
Billy's Sportsbar in Manchester, NH will hold a mini burger eating contest on September 27 awarding a trip to Las Vegas or two New England Patriots tickets. The entrance fee is $100, proceeds will go to New Horizons food pantry.
SeaCoast Online reports Sao Young won the lobster roll eating contest held at the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival with a total of 13 rolls in 10 minutes. The article lists both Joe Menchetti (who apparently did not compete and is not in a picture of the prize-winners) and Mike Fournier as runner ups.
Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery in Raymond, NH will hold a burger eating contest on July 28 awarding two tickets to the July 30 Red Sox game.
Sea Coast Online has an article and gallery about Matt Stonie.
The Hampton Beach (NH) Seafood Festival will hold a lobster roll eating contest on September 8 awarding $1000 ($600 to the winner). Entrants will need to qualify at the 401 Tavern on August 7. reports that a minor assault occured during the whoopie pie eating contest at Ribfest in Merrimack, NH on Sunday. Ethan Brown says the incident was more serious.
Artie was the first person to finish the 6 pound Feedbag challenge at KC's Rib Shack in Manchester, NH.
The Hampton Patch reports that Joe Menchetti won the lobster roll eating contest held at the Hampton Beach (NH) Seafood Festival today with a total of 12 lobster rolls. Sao Young was the runner up. update Sept 12 has an article about the contest. has a preview of tomorrow's lobster roll eating contest at the Hampton Beach (NH) Seafood Festival with quotes from Matt Stonie, the winner of last year's competition. "Gentleman" Joe Menchetti headlines the list of entrants.
The Bismarck Tribune reports that Paul Chapman will be attempting the Slapshot Challenge consisting of 15 sliders and a large fries and milkshake at JP's in Durham, NH on tonight's episode of Man vs. Food: Nation and claims the challenge has been renamed "Chappy's Challenge" after he finished it in 23 minutes. Matt Stonie finished the challenge in 8:35, but has not been added to the online wall of fame, which calls it the "Andy Bo Challenge".
SeaCoastOnline reports that Joe Menchetti won a qualifier for the Hampton Beach Lobster Roll eating contest by eating 14 hot dogs in 10 minutes.
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