2018 National Fried Mushroom Eating Contest

Will the World Record of 11.5 pounds of delicious Buona Food’s breaded fried mushrooms devoured in 8 minutes be broken this year? We’re rooting for it!

Date: Saturday, Sept. 8
Time: 3 pm
Location: Special Events Tent (E. State and Willow Streets)
Pre-Game Entertainment starts at 2:30!

The 2018 National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship, sponsored by Buona Foods and emceed by Kennett Square’s own Monty “Moe Train” Wiradilaga, is the “must see” event of the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival. Witness famous, world ranked eaters/YouTube Stars/Wing Bowl competitors battling on the same stage as local amateurs in an electric contest that will have the crowd roaring in excitement!  The competition will be intense, with over $2000 in overall and local cash prizes up for grabs.

This year’s Championship will be display of gastronomic fortitude, with feats of inhuman stomach capacities. Competitors will have a furious fight to the finish, dominating pound upon delicious pound of Buona Foods fried mushrooms in a mere 8 minutes.

2017’s contest was a battle to the finish, with competitive legend Dave “Tiger Wings” Brunelli edging out competitive eater and YouTube star Dan “Killer” Kennedy by less than a half pound. Will Western PA’s “Killer” Kennedy get his redemption and bring home the title?  Not if WIP Wing Bowl 25 champion, and one of the sport’s all-time best,  Bob “Notorious B.O.B.” Shoudt has anything to say about it.

Will the fantastic rookie eating sensation, Nadia White, become the second woman to win the championship?  Can 2-time Top 6 Wing Bowl finisher “Snack Jack” Diamond have what it takes to shine?  Will Wing Bowl rookie Steve “Barracuda” Hillegass chomp his way to victory? Does local Elsmere armed forces vet Frankie “The Freak” Paul be an operator, and crush Wing Bowl villain Pittsburgh Paulie’s hopes and dreams of bringing the title back to the home of the yellow and black?  Will “Tank” McDowell 3-peat the local title, or will we see the rise of a new Kennett Square legend capturing the prized Championship?

Witness the National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship on Saturday, September 8 at 3pm in the Special Events Tent, and be a part of Kennett Square Mushroom Festival tradition!


Results from Previous Year


Click here to see Monty’s take on the Mushroom Festival
Click here to see Monty’s take on Kennett Square.
Monty’s video are produced by MAKE Productions LLC of Wilmington, DE.