Irish eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Ireland eating contests
2024 Feb 24Hot Dog Eating Contest The Clubhouse Stoke, England, UK
$300 2024 Feb 24 Taco Eating Contest Taco Wars AZ Glendale, AZ
2024 Feb 24Wing Eating Contest Stinger Harley Davidson Medina, OH
2024 Feb 24Dumpling Eating Contest Yagi Noodles Newport, RI
2024 Mar 2Melbourne Chilli Eating Championship The B.EAST Melbourne, VIC, Australia
($50)2024 Mar 7 Hot Dog Eating Contest Central Florida Fair Orlando, FL
$1,000 2024 Mar 9 Crawfish Eating Contest Big Texas Fun Crawfish Festival Selma, TX
$1,000 2024 Mar 9 Pizza Eating Contest Topanga Social Los Angeles, CA
$350 2024 Mar 9Raw Oyster Eating Contest - men Oysterfest Fulton, TX
2024 Mar 10Hot Dog on a Stick Eating Contest Festival of the Kite @ Redondo Pier Redondo Beach, CA
$350 2024 Mar 10 Raw Oyster Eating Contest - women Oysterfest Fulton, TX
$1,000 2024 Mar 19 Wing Eating Contest Pizza Expo Las Vegas, NV
2024 Mar 23Wing Eating Contest Wing & Rock Fest Canton, GA
2024 Mar 23Winging It For Warriors - Wing Eating Competition Hamilton Restaurant & Bar Brookline, MA
2024 Mar 24Wing Eating Contest Wing & Rock Fest Canton, GA
2024 Apr 6Crawfish Eating Contest Cajun Heritage Fest Port Arthur, TX
$500 ($350)2024 Apr 7 Boudin Eating Contest - amateurs Scott Boudin Festival Scott, LA
2024 Apr 13Crawfish Eating Contest Crawfish Boil & Bash Competition Midland, TX
2024 Jul 4Hot Dog Eating Contest Houston Fourth Fest Houston, TX
Three random Ireland eating challenges
3 samiches Steel City Challenge Steel City Samiches Indiana, PA
24 in frank Wally's Weighty Eighty The Screaming Yak Spokane, WA includes 1 lb. beans, 1 lb. fries, 1 lb. cheeese, total weight 5 lb.
spicy pizza Hotter Than Hell Pizza Challenge The Back 9 Addison, TX
The Irish Sun has an article about Katina DeJarnett attempting a breakfast challenge in Ireland consisting of a roll containing ten sausages, black pudding, eggs, baked beans, rashers and numerous chips (french fries). Some spectators thought that the addition of the chips invalidated the meal's status as authentic Irish cuisine.
Token in Dublin will award €300 cash to the person who has the fastest time for eating 1kg of mozzarella bites in January.
The Irish Daily Mail has an article about the 22 inch Breakfast Roll Challenge at Pip's Cafe & Deli in Dublin recently completed by Katina Eats Kilos and Randy Santel.
Dublin Institute of Technology cancelled its "Iron Stomach" eating competitions after advice from its liabilty insurance provider.
Pinheads pizza in Dublin, Ireland will award €500 to anyone who can finish its 32 inch pizza challenge and two milkshakes.
News UK Archives has an article about a 1846 eating contest held in Ballybrannon, Ireland. The crowd size was reportedly 3000.
Irish bodybuilder Rob Lipsett produced a video of him attempting to eat 10,000 calories in one hour.
Men's Health UK has an article about competitive eating focusing on Randy Santel's tour of the UK and Ireland earlier this year. Takeru Kobayashi is also interviewed. The Ionia Sentinel Standard has an account of Randy Santel and Mitch Dombrowksi finishing the 7 pound burrito at El Mariachi in Ionia, MI, part of a 78 day eating challenge tour of eastern North America. has an article and video about the 32 inch pizza at Pinhead's Pizza in Dublin, billed as Ireland's largest.
The Daily Star has an article about the conclusion of Randy Santel's eating challenge tour of the UK and England. During the trip, he successfully completed 42 restaurant challenges, which put his total challenge count to over 250.
Youtube has a video of a student at University College in Dublin, Ireland slipping and falling into a vomit trough after he competed in an "Iron Stomach" contest where participants ate and drank disgusting things. (via
Niel Thomas has a blog entry in about founding the Irish Competitive Eating Association.
Andy Manifold was the first person to finish the Mighty Murph burger challenge at Murphy's Law pub in Athlone, Ireland.  
Irish Central has a report on the Irish section of Randy Santel's now complete European tour.
The Irish Times has a report on Randy Santel's attempt at the 64 ounce steak challenge at Judge Roy Beans Bar & Restaurant in Newbridge. Ireland.
Articles by the Irish Independent and Mid Ulster Mail both list Randy Santel as the star of the now cancelled program Man v Food. Randy is currently doing an eating challenge tour of Europe and was the second person to finish the breakfast challenge at Murphy's Law in Athlone, Ireland.
Eddie Rockets in Dublin, Ireland will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding a trip to New York City.
New contest / challenge listings: Ireland | Dublin
The Gage restaurant in Chicago will hold an oyster eating contest on Tuesday, March 19 which might award a trip to the Galway Oyster Festival in Ireland.
The Ceili Cottage in Toronto will hold an oyster eating contest Saturday awarding a trip to Galway, Ireland.
Food Republic has a post about Pat Bertoletti's trip to Ireland in July. Bertoletti will be making a pizza tour in New York City.