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.

Comments (12)


  1. anonymous said

    February 20, 2018 @ 11:28 am

    In recent years, the full schedule has been posted on https://nathansfamous.com/promos-and-fanfare/hot-dog-eating-contest/ an hour or two before the Twitter post

  2. anonymous said

    February 20, 2018 @ 11:29 am

    And I wonder if there will be Wild Cards this year.

  3. Anonymous said

    February 20, 2018 @ 2:26 pm

    Again nothing really Midwest. 1 Ohio that’s it

  4. anonymous said

    February 21, 2018 @ 9:18 am

    when is registration ?

  5. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    February 21, 2018 @ 10:29 am

    Registration is open for all qualifiers on http://www.majorleagueeating.com/contests.php

  6. Anonymous said

    February 21, 2018 @ 12:02 pm


    Missouri is in the Midwest.

  7. Andrew Renfrow said

    February 21, 2018 @ 12:39 pm

    I wish there was a Colorado qualifier.

  8. Patient Person said

    February 22, 2018 @ 7:06 pm

    June 24 is when we finally see the long awaited comeback of a certain BS eater from NY.

  9. anonymous said

    February 22, 2018 @ 8:19 pm

    On June 24th we get to see another riveting 11 HDB performance and many excuses. Give it up already.

  10. anonymous said

    February 24, 2018 @ 2:46 am

    Since AEG took over MGM its almost impossible to have anything good at MGM or NYNY because of the money they are asking..MGM ruined Las Vegas…The contest would have to be outside any MGM property…..

  11. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    February 24, 2018 @ 10:01 am

    The Paddock massacre might have played a role in the discontinuation of the NYNY Vegas qualifier.

  12. anonymous said

    February 24, 2018 @ 1:16 pm

    Wasn”t the NYNY qualifier featured on the original Gutbusters documentary in 2001?

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