Harrisburg / Lancaster eating challenges and contests category

Three random Harrisburg eating challenges
32 inch pizza 32 Inch Pizza Espino's Pizza Pastas & Subs Lancaster, PA
36 oz. steak Old Thirty Sixer Challenge Lebanon Gin Mill Lebanon, PA includes baked potato, french fries, side salad, roll & butter
big burger Pickett's Charge Challenge Blue and Gray Bar & Grill Gettysburg, PA grilled cheese sandwiches used for buns, includes 4 lbs. waffle fries
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Molly Schuyler and Dan Kennedy attempted the 40 inch pizza challenge for two person teams at Divino's Pizza in Hanover, PA (Molly Schuyler video | Dan Kennedy video)
ABC27.com has an article about Michael Dietz eating 13 chili dogs at William Penn Restaurant in Lebanon, PA, which set a house 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.
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.

2018 Dutch Wonderland Nathan’s qualifier

update June 10 WGAL article

Official results – men

1st 50 Carmen Cincotti
2nd 26 George Chiger
3rd 13 Jack “Snack Jack” Diamond
4th 11.5 William “Wild Bill” Myers
5th 7 Patrick Ryan
6th 4 Brett Shepard

Official results women

1st 17.5 Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele
2nd 5 Rene Rovtar
3rd 4.25 Tysheema Holmes

From Patch Ryan’s twitch video, it appears Carmen Cincotti won with 50 hot dogs. Larell Marie Mele was the female winner.

Carmen Cincotti, George Chiger, Bill Myers, Larell Marie Mele and Rene Rovtar are expected to compete at today’s Nathan’s qualifier at Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA.

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Michael "Big Hoss" Deitz will compete in Dancing with the Stars, Lebanon (PA) on January 13.
Arooga's Route 22 in Harrisburg, PA will hold a hot wing eating contest on July 30 awarding $300 to the winner.
The Lebanon Daily News has an article about Michael "Big Haus" Deitz. He hopes to compete in Wing Bowl 25 despite signing a contract with MLE.
LDNews.com reports that Kevin Ambs ate 15.25 bologna sandwiches in 5 minutes to defend his title at the Lebanon (PA) Bologna Fest and Winter Carnival. Jack "The Assassin of Sausage" Diamond was runner-up.
Arooga's in Hershey, PA will hold a wing eating contest tomorrow awarding $250 to the winner. (via Sara Bozich)
Arooga's in Harrisburg, PA will hold a wing eating contest Saturday awarding $250 to the winner.
The Lebanon (PA) Motorcyle Show will hold a hot dog eating contest tomorrow awarding $100/$75/$50
The York Dispatch has a report on the "Gluttony Night" contest held at yesterday's York (PA) Revolution game. No one was able to finish the final item in the 7th inning, an eight pound burrito.
PennLive has an article about eating challenges at minor league ballparks reporting that the Hickory (NC) Crawdads will hold a series of between innings eating contests at tomorrow's game.
The York (PA) Revolution iwll hold a "Gluttony Night" contest at the May 11 game where entrants will be required to finish a food item during each of the first seven innings.
YDR.com has a report on a chocolate bunny eating contest held in York, PA yesterday won by Stephen Hillegass.Jack Diamon also competed.
Kevin "Quasy" Ambs won the sandwich eating contest yesterday at the Bologna Fest in Lebanon, PA. Jack Diamond was the runner up.
The Lebanon Bologna Fest & Winter Carnival will hold a bologna sandwich eating contest on January 24 awarding $250 to the winner.
Sarah's Creamery in Dover, PA will hold an ice cream eating contest on New Year's Eve awarding $225 ($100 to the winner).
Arooga's in Mechanicsburg, PA will hold a boneless wing eating contest on Saturday awarding $250 to the winner.
Arooga's on Route 22 in Harrisburg, PA will hold two wing eating contests on July 26. One will award a trip to Aruba, the other will pay out $250 to the winner.
Taste of Philly in Selinsgrove, PA will award $100 to the first person that can finish its 24 inch "RUManenough" hoagie in under 30 minutes.
Arooga's in downtown Harrisburg, PA will hold a Ghost Face Killa Wing Eating Contest on March 29 awarding a trip to Las Vegas.
LDNews.com has an article about today's sandwich eating contest held at the Lebanon (PA) Bologna Fest won by Jack Diamond. Defending champion Dave Brunelli did not compete.
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