Tennessee eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2019 Jun 2Pie Eating Contest Coyote Ugly Memphis, TN
2019 Jun 7Ice Cream Eating Contest Secret City Festival Oak Ridge, TN
2019 Jun 29Pickle Eating Contest Shake the Lake Spring City, TN
2019 Jun 29Watermelon Eating Contest Shake the Lake Spring City, TN
2019 Jul 4Hot Dog Eating Contest American Downtown Greeneville, TN
2019 Sep 1Wing Eating Contest Big Kahuna Wing Festival Knoxville, TN
2019 Sep 1XXX Wing Eating Contest Big Kahuna Wing Festival Knoxville, TN
2019 Sep 28Chocolate Pie Eating Contest Chocolate Festival @ Creative DIscovery Museum Chattanooga, TN
2019 Oct 5Bratwurst Eating Contest Clarksville Oktoberfest Clarksville, TN
Three random eating challenges
12 lb. pizza 12 Pound Pizza Lumberjack's Pizza @ Dollywood Pigeon Forge, TN
3 lb. burger Blue Raider Burger Challenge Your Burger of Rutherford County Murfreesboro, TN consists of 4 half pound patties, 20 strips of bacon, 6 oz blue cheese, 3 bun halves, includes basket of fries and large Blue Raider Shake
big bacon sandwich Daddy's Big Belt The Green Beetle Memphis, TN includes 1 lb. bacon, 12 eggs, six slices of cheese
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A Spanish team part of a group doing a Mississippi valley food challenge tour is the first four person group to finish the 12 pound Humonga Kookamonga burger challenge at Kooky Canuck in Memphis.
Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark won the first prize of $400 in Saturday's hotwing eating contest at the Southern Hotwing Festival in Memphis.
The Southern Hotwing Festival will hold a hot wing eating contest on April 14 awarding $400 to the winner.
WBBJ has an article about Randy Santel becoming the first finisher of the Big A** Burger Challenge at KC Finn's in Jackson, TN,
The Music City Bowl in Nashville will hold informal hot chicken eating contests for amateurs in the Fan Zone on December 28. An All Pro Eating competition will not take place.
The calendar for the Music City Bowl does not list a hot chicken eating contest, which it has held since 2013.

2018 Bass Pro Shops Moon Pie contest

Geoff Esper, Gideon Oji, Matt Hazard, Juan Neave and Nick Wehry are expected to compete in the Bass Pro Shops Moon Pie eating contest in Memphis Saturday.
KnoxNews.com has an article about Matt "Sweet Tooth" Cohen's victory in the 4/20 Sandwich Challenge held at It's All so Yummy Cafe in Knoxville, TN on Friday.
The Slawburger Festival will hold a Slawburger eating contest in Fayetteville, TN awarding $500/$200/$100 on April 21. The top woman and Lincoln County resident will also get $100.
The Southern Hotwing Festival will hold a wing eating contest in Memphis on April 21 awarding $400 to the winner.
The Fink Beats the Stomach has an interview with the winners of the Nathan's qualifier in Nashville in October 2017, Brynn Szeles and Ronnie Hartman, who has moved to Buffalo to pursue a professional wrestling career. Brynn has been a competitive eating fan for over a decade, but could not compete in a qualifier due to living in Hungary.
The Memphis Flyer has an article about Mike "Big Eater Mike" Whities and Brett Healy setting the new record of 37:58 for the 12 pound King Kookamonga two person burger challenge at Kooky Canuck in Memphis.
"Big Eater Mike" Whities and Brett "Branimal" Healy set a new record of 37:58 for the 12 pound two person King Kookamonga burger challenge at Kooky Canuck in Memphis.
update Dec 29 The Tennessean has a video update "Orvile Fartwell" has a video of the contest The top five from todays Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl World Hot Chicken Eating Championship Featuring Hattie B's Hot Chicken in Nashville
1st4Molly Schuyler defends title
2nd3.33Brandon Clark
3rd3Dan "killer" Kennedy
4th2.75Bob "The Notorious B.O.B." Shoudt
5th1.75Ryan Best
Defending champion Molly Schuyler, Bob Shoudt, Dan Kennedy and Brandon Clark are expected to compete in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl World Hot Chicken Eating Championship featuring Hattie B's Hot Chicken in Nashville on Thursday December 28. Spots remain available for competitors.   

2017 Memphis Moon Pies

update Oct 25 Brett Healey has a video

update Oct 17 Ivan Mendoza has a video

update Matt Hazzard has a video

Results from Facebook Live video
1) Matt Stonie 73 in 8 minutes, defends title
2) Geoff Esper 69
3) Ivan Mendoza 33.5
4) Michael Whities 32.5
5) Derek Jacobs 30
6) Matt Hazzard 29 originally announced 5th
? Nate Biller
? Brett Healey

The contest is expected to be streamed on Facebook Live at noon Central on https://www.facebook.com/bassproshops/videos/10155718243207270/. Defending champion Matt Stonie, Geoff Esper, Nate Biller, Michael Whities and Ivan Mendoza are expected to compete.

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2017 Nashville Nathan’s qualifier

Official results men | women

1 Ronnie Hartman 28.75
2 Michael “Big Eater Mike” whities 23
3 Brian Dudzinski 19

1W Bryn Szeles 8.75
2W Rene Rovtar 8.5

Facebook Live video from NewsChannel 5

Fox Nashville has a live stream of the contest.

Brian Dudzinski, Ronnie Hartman, Michael “Big Eater Mike” Whities and Rene Rovtar are expected to compete.

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MLE upcoming contests as of August 2, 2017

Here are the upcoming contests on the MLE contest calendar. A kale eating contest in Hamburg, NY on August 13 and a Nathan’s qualifier in Nashville on October 10 have been recently added. A new taco eating contest in Tower, MN on November 4 will also be held. Registration is open unless specified otherwise.
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WSMV has a segment on Stevie "Eats a Lot" Palmer competing in the women's Nathan's finals.
Ethan Teske attempted the Rocky Top challenge at It's All So Yummy Cafe in Knoxville for an upcoming episode of Food Network's Ice Cream Nation.
Matt "Sweet Tooth" Cohen appeared on WBIR yesterday to talk about competing in the Nathan's Finals.
Ethan Teske ate 17 slawburgers in 10 minutes to win the first prize of $500 in yesterday's eating contest at the SlawBurger Festival in Fayetteville, TN. Defending champion Kyle Hanner ate 11.5 to take 2nd.
Honey's Restaurant will hold an eating contest tomorrow at the Slawburger Festival in Fayetteville, TN awarding $500/$200/$100.
The Southern Hotwing Festival will hold a wing eating contest in Memphis on April 22 awarding $400 to the winner.
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