Texas eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2018 Oct 25Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest Halloween Spooktacular Austin, TX
2018 Oct 27Candy Eating Contest Booery Tour @ Martin House Brewing Fort Worth, TX
2018 Oct 27Cupcake Eating Contest Shannon Brewing Company Keller, TX
$600 2018 Oct 27 Pepper Eating Contest Hot Pepper Festival Palestine, TX
2018 Nov 3Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest Barton Hill Farms Bastrop, TX
2018 Nov 4Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest Barton Hill Farms Bastrop, TX
2018 Nov 10Hot Wing Eating Contest Wing A Rama @ Post HTX Houston, TX
2019 Jan 12Spicy Food Challenge Hops n Hot Sauce Festival @ Spindetap Brewery Houston, TX
Three random eating challenges
1 lb. burger Grizzly Challenge TopGolf Allen, TX includes double order of fries and colossal brownie schooner
6 lb. burger The Beast The Backyard Grill Houston, TX Nicole is 1st finisher (40 minutes on May 8, 2011)
giant pizza Big-Azz Texas Pizza Challenge Maggiores Cedar Park, TX for 2 person teams
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The Hot Pepper Eating Contest in Palestine, TX will hold a pepper eating contest on October 27 awarding $300/$200/$100.

2018 Lewisville Tamales

Cove Leader has a report on Japanese competitive eater Angela Sato completing the Dog Bowl ice cream challenge at Waffle Cone in Copperas Cove, TX. The article mentions she failed to complete the "Big Fat Fatty" sandwich challenge at Fat Sal's Deli in Austin. The meals were recorded for a Japanese program that will be televised on October 8.
Eagle Pass, TX will hold a jalapeno eating contest on September 15 awarding $500 to the winner.
Yummy Pho & Bo Ne in Houston has a Vietnamese food challenge that currently awards a $400 jackpot if it is finished in under 40 minutes.
Joy from Plano, TX finished the pho challenge at Pho Please in Austin today and claimed a jackpot of $1,190. The prize has been reset to $20.
Two Austin, TX restauarants will hold eating contests on July 4 awarding $250 to the winner. The Black Sheep Lodge will hold a corn dog eating contest and Haymaker will offer pickled eggs.
Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX will hold a Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest tomorrow awarding a trip to Coney Island for the July 4 Nathan's finals.

2018 Nathan’s Six Flags Over Texas qualifier

update May 30 WFAA reporter Sean Giggy has a video of him competing in the contest

update NBCDFW has a video

Results
1 Adrian Morgam 27
1W Jocelyn Walker 8.5

Nate Biller and Alex Perez appeared on Good Morning Texas yesterday to promote the competition.

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ColoradoSprings.com has an article about the construction of the seven pound burrito challenge at Jack-N-Grill in Westminster, CO mentioning Molly Schuyler finishing the meal in 3 minutes.

2018 Poteet Strawberry Festival Nathan’s qualifier

Winners according to Fink Beats the Stomach Official results
1) Juan Neave 24
2) Crazy Legs Conti 17
3) Nate Biller 15

1W) Kassie Zapata 10

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The second episode of the MLE podcast, Men in Boaters, was released today and mentioned the expected entrants of Saturday's Nathan's qualifiers. Pablo Martinez and Rene Rovtar are expected to compete in Fort Myers, FL while Juan Neave, Nate Biller, Crazy Legs Conti, Steve Schuster and Kassie Zapata headline the Poteet, TX field.
The Dallas Pizza Fest will hold an eating contest on April 15 awarding $250/$100/$50.
Meatstock will hold sausage eating contests in Melbourne on March 18 and Sydney on May 6 awarding $2000 in cash and prizes.
The Fulton, TX Oysterfest will hold an oyster eating contest for men on March 3 and a competition for females on March 4. Both events will award $200/$100/$50 to the top 3.

2018 Nathan’s qualifier schedule

Update: The schedule has been posted and registration is open for all qualifiers on http://www.majorleagueeating.com/contests.php
Notable omissions include all NASCAR qualifiers and the NYNY Casino in Las Vegas which has held a qualifier every year since at least 2003. The Mets ballpark takes over as the longest running qualifier site.

MLE announces that the 2018 Nathan’s qualifier schedule will be released at 2pm Eastern today.

The Cincinnati Reds May 18 and the New York Mets June 24 are probable sites since Nathan’s Famous is listed as a sponsor for those game dates.

A qualifier will not be held at the San Antonio Big League Weekend next month since that event will not take place in 2018 due to the NCAA Final Four being held at the Alamo Dome.

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2018 Laredo Jalapeno Festival

Results announcement video (pro results begin at 13:00) (A HREF=”https://twitter.com/MexicoRicoTips/status/964940065704153089″>via Mexico Rico) contest video

1) Molly Schuyler 265, $3000
2) Pat Bertoletti 226, $1500
3) Brandon “Da Garbage Disposal” Clark, 153, $750

Results from Brandon Clark

Pictures: Z93 Laredo | Broadcast Laredo

Molly Schuyler, Brandon “Da Garbage Disposal” Clark and Pat Bertoletti are listed as expected entrants.

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George Shea appears in an advertisement for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway, so the Fort Worth racetrack might be the site of a Nathan's qualifier on April 7 or 8.
The La Costeña Jalapeño Eating Contest will award $3000/$1500/$750 at the Jalapeño Festival in Laredo, TX on February 16. update The contest is apparently restricted to Texas residents according to an application posted by Joe Menchetti.
The Spirit of Texas Festival will be held in College Station, TX from March 23 to 25. The website has no mention of an eating contest. Last year, a MLE chili eating contest was scheduled for the event, but was not held due to weather.
ZestFest will hold a jalapeno eating contest in Irving, TX on Sunday awarding a large screen TV to the winner. A Wingstop Atomic Wing eating contest on Saturday will also award a large screen TV.
The Hops n Hot Sauce Festival will hold a hot pepper eating contest in Houston on January 13 awarding $250 to the winner.
Randy Santel announces that he finished the 28 inch pizza challenge at Carmine's in Kerrville, TX and won $150. The restaurant opened solely for him to do the challenge. He did not win the announced $500 prize because Juan Neave claimed it on December 30.
Carmine's in Kerrville, TX has a 28 inch pizza challenge that will award $500 to a diner that can finish it in under an hour.   
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