National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship

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 very end, with competitive eating 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?  Will the fantastic rookie eating sensation, Nadia White, become the second woman to win the championship?  Does local Elsmere sensation Frankie “The Freak” Paul have what it takes to crush Wing Bowl villain Pittsburgh Paulie’s hopes and dreams of bringing the title back to the home of the yellow and black?  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!

Click here to enter the 2018 National Fried Mushroom Eating Contest


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.