National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship

Molly Schuyler now three-time reigning Champion of the National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship consuming 11 pounds of Buona’s fried breaded mushrooms in 8 minutes. For the first time in the contest’s history the world record was not broken.  The 11.5 pounds of mushrooms in eight minutes, which was set by Molly in 2014 stands. Second place went to David Brunelli, devouring 5.5 pounds of mushrooms, and third place to Kevin Ambs with 4.5 pounds of mushrooms.

Excitement reigned at the amateur level of the competition with an eat-off for the Amateur Male category with two contestants both eating 4 pounds of fried breaded mushrooms in the regular 8-minute contest. The winner — Teddy Delacruz — was the first to finish a one-pound serving of mushrooms.

Taking the Amateur Female title for 2015 was Janet Dietz.


Fried Mushroom Eating World Champion Molly Schuyler defended her title at the 3rd annual National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship at last year’s 29th Annual Mushroom Festival by consuming 11.5 pounds of Buona Food’s breaded fried mushrooms in just 8 minutes. Is that record impossible to beat?  Only time will tell!

Date: Saturday, September12
Location: Special Events Tent

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fried-mushroomThe 4th Annual National Fried Mushroom Eating Contest is seeking others to vie for this year’s title and challenge the world record. There’s prize money on the line:
1st Place: $800.00 / Trophy
2nd Place: $400.00
3rd Place: $200.00

Plus the top finishing Male and Female Amateurs will receive $200. (An amateur is anyone who has competed in two or less sanctioned eating contests).

Applications are now being accepted. Click here for details! Register early to guarantee your spot in this year’s event!


eating-contest-10About Molly Schuyler – Bellevue, NE
#1 Ranked Independent Competitive Eater in the World
National Hot Chicken Eating Champion and World Record Holder
National Pizza Eating Champion and World Record Holder
National Fried Mushroom Eating Champion and World Record Holder
National Oktoberfest Bratwurst Eating Champion
Ate 10 pound burger and 1 pound french fries in under 10 minutes
Ate 72 ounce steak in 2 minutes 44 seconds



Buona Foods, of Landenberg, Pennsylvania, provides the official fried mushrooms for the National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship. The Ferranto family, Buona Foods founders, serves the mouth-watering crunch of deliciousness at the Festival. Their booth is located near the corner of Union and State streets, in the center of the Festival.

The National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship is a sanctioned event of All-Pro Eating Promotions. All-Pro-Eating is the world’s only Independent Competitive Eating organization and is the only Competitive Eating governing body that enforces Picnic Style Rules at all sanctioned Competitive Eating events and contests.

2014: World Record Smashed again in the National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship — 11.5 pounds in 8 Minutes!

We thought it was impossible to eat more than a pound a minute of Buona’s breaded fried mushrooms, but Molly Schuyler did it again.  At the 3rd Annual National Fried Mushroom Eating Champions on Sept.6, 2014 — Molly smashed her record by devouring 11.5 pounds of fried mushrooms in 8 minutes.

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2013: World Record Smashed in the National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship — 9 pounds in 8 minutes!

When Buona Food”s supplied the fried mushrooms for this year”s eating contest no one had any idea as to what would happen.  The breaded and fried mushrooms were accurately measured into one-pound containers and placed in front of the 20 contestants. When the whistle blew 8 minutes later, Molly Schuyler, of Omaha Nebraska clearly smashed the competition and record by devouring 9 pounds of fried mushrooms in 8 minutes! Shots of the event are below.

McDonald sets Fried Mushroom Eating World Record — 5.5 pounds


The Mushroom Festival kicked-off a new tradition for 2012 with the National Fried Mushroom Eating Contest. This National Championship was the first All Pro Eating sanctioned Fried Mushroom Eating Championship EVER! Jamie “the Bear” McDonald devoured a whopping 5.5 pounds of fried mushrooms in 8 minutes to establish the Fried Mushroom Eating Record!

This event attracted both professional and amateur competitive eaters to the Mushroom Festival”s Special Events Tent on Saturday, September 8.

The results:
1st Place: Jamie “the Bear” McDonald — 5.5 pounds of fried mushrooms –$600.00 / Trophy
2nd Place: Dave Brunelli — 4.75 pounds of fried mushrooms — $300.00 prize
3rd Place: Eric “Silo” Dahl –4.5 pounds of fried mushrooms– $150.00 prize

This event is presented at the Mushroom Festival in cooperation with All Pro Eating Promotions. For questions about the contest, email All Pro Easting Promotions at:

Fried mushrooms were provided by Buona Foods, of Landenberg, Pa.

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