WHAT: Competitive eaters from across the region are building their appetites and training their stomachs for New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s 19th annual qualifying event for the 100th Annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York.
During the main event Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m., trained male and female competitors will gather at the Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York to compete for the title “Nevada Hot Dog Eating Champion.” The two winners of this culinary honor will advance to the July 4 finals.
A special employee contest will begin at 1 p.m.
Admission is free and open to the public for both events.
The Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest has occurred every July 4 in Coney Island since 1916, the year Nathan Handwerker opened the legendary restaurant. Major League Eating, the governing body of all stomach-centric sports, sanctions the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Circuit, ensuring the contests are judged professionally and that safety standards are in place at each event.
WHEN: Saturday, April 23