Pennsylvania eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2020 Jan 25Bologna Sandwich Eating Contest Lebanon Bologna Fest Lebanon, PA
2020 Jan 27Taco Eating Contest Ruggers Pub Pittsburg, PA
$4,150 2020 Jan 31 Wing Pole 2300 Arena Philadelphia, PA
2020 Feb 1French Fry Eating Contest Corry Cabin Fever Corry, PA
2020 Feb 16Wing Eating Contest Watson Inn Watsontown, PA
2020 Feb 22King Cake Eating Contest XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, PA
2020 May 23Hoagie Eating Contest Hoagie Nation Philadelphia, PA
2020 Jul 25Wing Eating Contest Wings & Strings Festival Hellertown, PA
Three random eating challenges
4 lb. cheesesteak Pudge's Steaks Challenge Pudge's Conshohocken, PA must also eat 2 lb. fries and drink large soda
6 lb. burger Ye Old 96er Denny's Beer Barrel Pub Clearfield, PA free if eaten in 3 hours
1 lb. burger Fleetwood Challenge Fleetwood Grille Fleetwood, PA
(All Pennsylvania eating challenges and contests in database)

Courier Express has an article about Dan "Killer" Kennedy focusing on his whoopie pie charity challenge last week.
Registration (Philadelphia-area amateurs only) is open at WingPole.com for a wing eating contest to be held at Club Risque and Cheerleaders in Philadelphia on January 31. The top 3 will receive $3000/$750/$400.
WeAreCentralPA.com has an article about Dan "Killer" Kennedy's attempt to break the record for the most whoopie pies eaten in 7 minutes at halftime of tomorrow's Philipsburg Osceola High School girls basketball game. The event is a fundraiser for a Philipsburg Osceola teacher battling cancer. update Dan Kennedy ate 179 whoopie pies in 7 minutes. update #2 WTAJ has an article update Jan 22 News video
The "Wing Pole" eating contest to be held at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia January 31 will award $3000/$750/$400. The competition is apparently limited to amateurs from the Delaware valley.
"Wing Pole" will be held at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia on January 31. The eating contest will apparently be restricted to Philadelphia area amateurs.
The Blossburg, PA Fall Festival will hold a hot dog eating contest on October 13 awarding $200 to the winner.
Steelstacks in Bethlehem, PA will hold bratwurst eating contests on October 5 and 12. Both competitions will award $250 to the winner.
Molly Schuyler ate 9.5 pounds of mushrooms to win yesterday's eating contest at the National Fried Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square, PA yesterday. update Video Dan Kennedy was runner up and Bob Shoudt did not compete.

Molly Schuyler wins Taste of Hamburg-er contest

The top 4 for the professional division of today’s burger eating contest at a Taste of Hamburg-er in Hamburg, PA

1) Molly Schuyler 20 burgers
2) Dan Kennedy 18
3) Bob Shoudt 15
4) Andrew Puhl 14

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Molly Schuyler, Bob Shoudt, Dan Kennedy and Pittsburgh Paulie are expected to compete in the National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship in Kennett Square, PA on September 7. The contest will award $1000/$500/$300 to the top 3 professionals. A contest for local amateurs will also be held.
Molly Schuyler, Dan Kennedy, Bob Shoudt, Andrew Puhl, Sean Yeager and Jadyn Pineda are expected to compete in the pro division of the National Hamburg-er Eating Championship at Taste of Hamburg, PA on August 31. (promo video)
The Philly Pretzel Factory in Blue Bell, PA will hold a pretzel dog eating contest on August 10 awarding $250 to the winner. update Bob Shoudt ate 19 pretzel dogs in 10 minutes to win the contest.
Performing an exhibition, Dan "Killer" Kennedy ate 41 chili dogs in 7 minutes at Texas Hot Lunch in Kane, PA yesterday. Andrew Puhl won the official contest with a total of 28 chili dogs in 7 minutes.
Dan Kennedy ate 41 4 ounce pies in 10 minutes to defend his title at the Red, White and Blueberry Festival in Reynoldsville, PA. Runner-up Andrew Puhl ate 36 pies.
Chickie's & Pete's in Philadelphia will hold a crab fry eating contest on July 13 awarding $500 and two Philadelphia Eagles tickets. The runner-up will receive $250.
Kennywood in West Mifflin, PA will hold the Silver Star Meats Hot Dog Eating Contest on June 30 awarding two tickets to a regular season Steelers game, along with pregame on-field passes & VIP tent access.
WFMZ.com has an article about "Gluttony Night" held at yesterday's Reading Fightin Phils game where Bob Shoudt attempted to break a record.

George Chiger wins Dutch Wonderland Nathan’s qualifier

Lancaster Online has an interview with George Chiger about competing in the Nathan's qualifier at Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA on Sunday. He calls Larell Marie Mele his competitive eating mentor.
Geoff Esper has uploaded a video of him eating the 28 inch, 9 pound pizza challenge at Benny Fierro's in Pittsburgh in 6:50, setting the house record and claiming a prize of $500.
Dan "Killer" Kennedy and Jordan Tracy attempted the 30 inch pizza challenge at Family Chill and Grill / Firehouse Pizza in a segment for WTAJ.
Exit 4 Pizza in Etna, PA will hold a pizza eating contest on May 25 awarding $250 to the winner.
George Chiger, Brian Dudzinsky, Larell Marie Mele, Bill Myers and Michael Deitz are listed as expected entrants in the Nathan's qualifier to be held at Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA on June 2.
Russell "The Black Hole" Keeler won Saturday's bacon eating contest at the Anthracite Cafe in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
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