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Three random Dallas eating challenges
spicy 16 in pizza Abominable Buffalo Chicken Pizza Big Yeti's Pizza Dallas, TX
8 oz. spicy burger Ring of Fire Burger Challenge Swiss Pastry Shop Fort Worth, TX
6 lb. burrito Six Pound Burrito Planet Burrito Southlake, TX
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2020 Lewisville Western Days tamales

Official results

1st 93 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut first appearance at contest since 2014
2nd 75 Miki Sudo
3rd 61 Nick Wehry
4th 57.5 Gideon Oji
5th 26.5 “Nasty” Nathan Biller
6th 21 Katie Prettyman
7th 16.5 Jocelyn Walker
8th 12.5 Alex “Moose” Perez
9th 8 Brian Moote
DQ ? Greg “The Savage” Wilson apparently had at least 30 before DQ

The Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship can be viewed online at http://lewisvillewesterndays.com/. Joey Chestnut will be competing for the first time since 2014.

Previous winners
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Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo and Gideon Oji are expected to compete in the Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship in Lewisville, TX on September 26. update Miki Sudo says that Nick Wehry, Katie Prettyman, Alex Perez and Jocelyn Walker will also compete.
The owner of a Dallas food truck says $1000 will be awarded if its burger challenge is completed.
Lewisville, TX will hold a virtual tamale eating contest on September 26 as part of its Western Days celebration. Entrants have yet to be announced. update The contest will be in-person, but closed to spectators. Registration will open September 7
A tamale eating contest could be broadcast as part of Lewisville, Texas virtual Western Days festival that will replace the cancelled in-person event.
The Buffalo Wing Festival announced it would not hold a 2020 event today. With the removal of the Lewisville, TX tamale contest, scheduled for September, there are currently no upcoming contests with a date on the MLE calendar. (Smoke's Poutinerie contest remains listed without a date). The Colorado State Fair will be scaled back, so a Slopper eating contest appears unlikely.
Joel Hansen ate 37 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win the first prize of $500 at a hot dog eating contest held July 4 in Canton, TX>
Canton, TX will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $500 to the winner.

2019 Lewisville tamales

update Oct 2 Katie Prettyman video

Full results (without full names) | Full results with full names
Steve “The Rabbit” video

1st 95 Geoffrey Esper 10 minute contest record
2nd 78.5 Darron Breeden
3rd 59 Steve “The Rabbit” Hammond
4th 51 George Chiger
5th 48 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan
6th 46 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco
6th 46 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
8th 44 Brett “The Branimal” Healey
9th 30 “Nasty” Nathan Biller
10th 29 Francisco Galicia
11th 27.5 John Gebhard
12th 20 Katie Prettyman
13th 15 Jocelyn Walker
14th 10 Mark Poland
DQ ? Greg “The Savage” Wilson

https://www.instagram.com/beyondseattleeats/ has a live video of the contest.

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Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden, Adrian Morgan, George Chiger, Brett Healey, Darrien Thomas, Katie Prettyman, Nate Biller and Steve "The Rabbit" Hammond are expected to compete in the tamale eating contest at Western Days in Lewisville, TX Saturday. Joey Chestnut said he might be able to compete.
The Whiskey Garden in Fort Worth will hold a hot dog eating contest tomorrow awarding $250 to the winner.
Joey Chestnut will do a meet and greet at the Hooters in Orlando on International Drive on August 22. update The full schedule has been posted: Charlotte Aug 14, Atlanta Aug 15, Baltimore Aug 21, Orlando Aug 22, Newport, KY Aug 29, Arlington, TX Sept 8.
Registration is now open for the Fresno Tacos World Taco-Eating Championship on August 17. Registration will open later today for the pork roll eating contest in Trenton September 21 and the Lewisville, TX tamale contest on September 28.
The Dallas Pizza Fest will hold an eating contest on April 14 awarding $250/$100/$50.
Kristi Keith of Blondes Who Eat finished a 11 patty cheeseburger at Jack's Burger House in Dallas in 40 minutes.
FoodWithMonica will pay $500 if the 14 pound burger at Campo Verde in Dallas is completed in an hour.
Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark won a jalapeno eating contest Sunday at the ZestFest in Irving, TX after winning a hot wing contest on Saturday. Both contests awarded a 65 inch TV.
ZestFest will hold a jalapeno eating contest in Irving, TX January 27 awarding a large screen TV.
The Dallas Observer has a list of food challenges at Metroplex restaurants.

2018 Lewisville Tamales

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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The Dallas Pizza Fest will hold an eating contest on April 15 awarding $250/$100/$50.
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.
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.

Geoff Esper wins Lewisville tamales

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