World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship to Take Place at Greater Cincinnati's Destination Outlets

World champion competitive eater Joey Chestnut will be there, fresh off his Oktoberfest Zinzinnati brat eating win.

Oct 1, 2021 at 10:26 am
click to enlarge A slice of pumpkin pie - Photo: Kasumi Loffler
Photo: Kasumi Loffler
A slice of pumpkin pie

World champion competitive eater Joey "Jaws" Chestnut must have a soft spot for Greater Cincinnati.

The top-ranked Major League Eating star just took home the brat-eating record at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, scarfing 68 brats during the competition. This was his 10th brat-eating win, according to Shea Communications

And now he's headed to Destination Outlets in Jeffersonville, Ohio (about an hour away from downtown Cincinnati) for the World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship. 

The pie-eating contest will take place at 1 p.m. October 10 in the outlet parking lot at Highway 71, 8000 Factory Shops Blvd. This competition is apparently a new offering in Major League Eating's 2021 lineup. 

Attendees are asked to eat a much pie as they can in eight minutes. The most recent record is from 2014, when Matt Stonie ate 20 pounds and 13 ounces of pumpkin pie at the outlet's last competition.

“What better way to memorialize the fall season than with this culturally significant desert,” said Sam Barclay, emcee at Major League Eating, in a release. “Pumpkin pie is soft and fluid, requiring not only skill, but natural stomach capacity — America's top eaters are prepared to take on the challenge."

Joining Chestnut will be Major League Eating's No. 2-ranked Geoffrey Esper of Massachusetts, No. 3-ranked Darron Breeden of Virginia, No. 5-ranked Miki Sudo of Florida, No. 6-ranked Nick Wehry of Florida and No. 7-ranked Gideon Oji of Georgia.

Destination Outlets says there will also be a DJ playing from noon-3 p.m., with food trucks on site. The World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship is free to watch.

Major League Eating is the self-described "world governing body of all stomach-centric sports" and it conducts more than 80 events each year, including the super popular Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York — which Chestnut has won 14 times.

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