Do you love America’s Mightiest Meat?
If you do, it’s time to wake up and smell the bacon! The Baconfest Amateur Bacon Eating contest is your chance to get your fill of Sunnyvalley’s superior bacon in a mouthwatering and savory competition. So if you’re a bacon lover, step up and chew your way to becoming an amateur bacon eating champion! Click here for Rules and Application
Total Prizes: $4,000 total cash purse
Major League Eating is proud to include this event to its 2017 slate of sanctioned eating Championships. The Dell’Osso Family Farm Baconfest World Bacon Eating Championship, coming to Lathrop, CA, in September 2017. Since the dawn of culture, bacon has inspired more great art-epic poems, giant canvasses, thunderous arias-than love, war and the fleeting futility of the human experience combined. That is because bacon is just the best and everybody knows that. There are precious few moments in life that can not, in some way, be bettered by the addition of bacon; those moments not improved by bacon are rubbish and best not lived. Bacon is King! Love Live Bacon… Read more»
Joining us this year is Joseph “Joey” Chestnut, an American competitive eater. Joey is currently ranked first in the world by Major League Eating. On July 4, 2017, Chestnut defended his title and ate 72 hot dogs and buns. This was his 10th title and once again set a new Coney Island record.
Chestnut trains by fasting and by stretching his stomach with milk, water and protein supplements. Since the start of his competitive eating career, his competition weight has varied from 225–240 pounds (102–109 kg). After winning his sixth consecutive hot dog eating contest in 2012 by eating 68 hot dogs, he stated, ″I will not stop until I reach 70. This ‘sport’ isn’t about eating. It’s about drive and dedication, and at the end of the day hot dog eating challenges both my body and my mind.″ He is a Vallejo California, native and resides in San Jose, California.