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Nathan’s Famous 2017 Hot Dog Eating Contest
July 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pmfree
This Fourth of July, thousands will head to Coney Island to cheer on the world’s top competitive eaters vying for a chance to become a legend at Nathan’s Famous 2017 Hot Dog Eating Contest.
The contest is the culmination of a 13-event qualifying circuit conducted throughout the United States during the months of April, May and June. Each year, on July 4th, the top male and top female finishers from each qualifier gather on the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues to compete for the title, as they have since 1916. This year, they will face reigning champions Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo.
In 2016, Joey Chestnut set a Coney Island record on the Fourth of July when he ate 70 hot dog and buns to reclaim the Mustard Yellow Belt and earn his ninth title. Miki Sudo of Las Vegas, NV, won the Ladies’ Title with 38.5 Hot Dogs and Buns, her third straight victory. The prize in 2016 was $10,000 in cash for both men and women winners, with over $40,000 in prizes. As part of the event, Nathan’s Famous makes a donation of 100,000 hot dogs to the Food Bank for New York City.
No tickets are required to attend. Those planning to attend the contest will want to arrive early. Pre-show festivities will begin at 10:00 am with performances by a variety of musical and dance acts. The women’s competition began at 11:00 am, while the men’s competition will start at 12:30 pm; followed by the Trophy Presentation. If you can’t make it, the contest is live streamed on ESPN.
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