Event Time: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 3pm in the Special Events Tent.
Contestant Check in between 1pm to 2pm same location.
Fancy yourself a Food Warrior? Do you dare to dine and dominate? Is your voracious appetite as loud as your bark? Have you ever yearned to experience the glory and adrenaline rush of consuming copious amounts of food in front of hundreds of raucous, adoring fans?
If so, now is your time to shine as a competitor in the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival’s Fried Mushroom Eating Contest!
Nearly 100,000 guests visit Kennett Square during the Mushroom Festival, and The National Fried Mushroom Eating Contest has become the most visited event during the weekend. The electric atmosphere of the frenzied fungus followers will hit an all-time-high when the food warriors start their 8-minute fury of feeding to crown the 2017 Fried Mushroom Eating Champion.
Competitive eating pros and aspiring amateurs will compete together in an event which will test their gastronomical boundaries, as well as create an electric atmosphere for the contest attendees.
Again this year there will be a Local Champion crowned, as well as an Overall Champion.
Overall Champion (Pros Permitted)
1st Place: $1000
2nd Place: $500
3rd Place: $300
Local Champion (Amateurs Only – Within 15 mile radius of Kennett Square)
1st Place: $200