Pennsylvania eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2019 Aug 24Great American Pie Eating Contest Banana Split Fest Latrobe, PA
2019 Aug 24Mashed Potato Eating Contest Spuds & Suds Festival Bath, PA
2019 Aug 24Pepper Eating Contest Hot and Stinky Garlic & Herb Festival Drums, PA
($100)2019 Aug 24 Premio Sausage Eating Contest Philadelphia Union game Chester, PA
$100 2019 Aug 24 Spaghetti Eating Contest Butler Italian Festival Butler, PA
2019 Aug 25Meatball Eating Contest Butler Italian Festival Butler, PA
2019 Aug 29Pie Eating Contest Greene Dreher Sterling Fair Newfoundland, PA
$300 2019 Aug 31 Burger Eating Contest - Amateur A Taste of Hamburg-er Hamburg, PA
$2,625 ($250)2019 Aug 31 Burger Eating Contest - Professional A Taste of Hamburg-er Hamburg, PA
2019 Aug 31Garlic Eating Contest Pocono Garlic Festival East Stroudsburg, PA
2019 Aug 31Jalapeno Eating Contest Flinchy's Restaurant Camp Hill, PA
2019 Sep 1Garlic Eating Contest Pocono Garlic Festival East Stroudsburg, PA
2019 Sep 1Haggis Eating Contest McLain Celtic Festival Carlisle, PA
2019 Sep 1Spaghetti Eating Contest Italian Festival Uniontown, PA
($100)2019 Sep 2 Kipona - Sherri's Crab Cakes Crab Cake Eating Contest Sherri's Crab Cakes Camp Hill, PA
2019 Sep 7Amateur Whoopie Pie Eating Contest Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn Strasburg, PA
2019 Sep 7Jalapeno Eating Contest Chile Pepper Festival Bowers, PA
$300 2019 Sep 7National Fried Mushroom Eating Contest - local amateurs Mushroom Festival Kennett Square, PA
$1,800 2019 Sep 7 National Fried Mushroom Eating Contest - pros Mushroom Festival Kennett Square, PA
2019 Sep 14BACON Eating Contest Geistown Fire Station Richland TWP, PA
2019 Sep 14Hot Wing Eating Contest - celebrities Denver Fair Denver, PA
2019 Sep 14Jell-O Eating Contest Denver Fair Denver, PA
2019 Sep 14Spaghetti Eating Contest Italian Festival West Hazleton, PA
2019 Sep 14Whoopie Pie Eating Contest East Petersburg Day East Petersburg, PA
$100 2019 Sep 21 Surprise Eating Contest Peanut Butter Festival New Bethlehem, PA
$40 2019 Oct 5Achenbach's Pastries Inc. Long John Eating Contest New Holland Farmers Fair New Holland, PA
2019 Oct 19Pie Eating Plunge Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival Pittsburgh, PA
2019 Oct 20Pie Eating Plunge Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival Pittsburgh, PA
Three random eating challenges
4 breakfast sandwiches Morton Monster Coffee Station Morton, PA unlimited time
25 in. hoagie The Battleship Triangle Bar & Grill Pittsburgh, PA
24 in sandwich RUMenough Challenge Taste of Philly Selinsgrove, PA $100 to first finisher
(All Pennsylvania eating challenges and contests in database)

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. 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.
In his latest video recorded at Dubois Diner in Dubois, PA, Darron Breeden attempted 3 restaurant challenges in one session: 2 wings challenges and pancake challenge.
Nadia White ate 155 wings to win the "Wing Pole" held at Club Risque in Philadelphia. She might be the first female to pose topless after winning an eating contest.
Frankie Ann's Bar in Grill will hold a wing eating contest in Philadelphia on Feb 3 awarding $250 to the winner.
Club Risque in Philadelphia will hold a weigh in for its "Wing Pole" wing eating contest that will take place on February 1. Competitors include Nadia White Pittsburgh Paulie and "Sloth".
Registration is open at for the wing eating contest at Cheerleaders in Philadelphia on February 1. The winner will receive $2500 and entrants must be amateurs from the Philadelphia area.
Bob Shoudt produced a video of his team consisting of himself, Dan "Killer" Kennedy and Andrew Puhl eating a 14.5 burger at the Clinton Station Diner in Clinton, NJ in 7:17 to win $1000. reports that Douglas Petock, who competed in the Wing Bowl at least 9 times using the "Obi Wing" nickname, has been arrested for sexual assault. His charges include aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, criminal sexual contact and stalking and could result in 15 to 30 years imprisonment.
Dan "Killer" Kennedy announced the trio consisting of himeself, Bob Shoudt and Andrew Puhl ate a 14 pound "Zeus" Burger in 7:45 to win the first prize of $1000 in last night's eating contest held at Clinton Station Diner in Clinton, NJ.
Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club in Philadelphia will hold a "Wing Pole 2019" with a wing eating contest on February 1 as a replacement for the cancelled WIP Wing Bowl.
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