Pie frenzy: World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship in Jeffersonville this weekend

Chowdown champ Joey “Jaws” Chestnut celebrates after winning the the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Coney Island's Maimonides Park on Sunday, July 4, 2021, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Brittainy Newman)
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Chowdown champ Joey “Jaws” Chestnut celebrates after winning the the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Coney Island's Maimonides Park on Sunday, July 4, 2021, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Brittainy Newman)

Credit: Brittainy Newman

Credit: Brittainy Newman

Joey Chestnut among top-ranked eaters from around the nation expected to participate

The Destination Outlets World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship will be held Sunday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. at Destination Outlets in Jeffersonville.

The pumpkin pie event is a new addition to Major League Eating’s 2021 slate of sanctioned competitions. The eight-minute, all-you-can-eat pumpkin pie eating record is currently held by Matt Stonie, who consumed 20 pounds, 13 ounces in 2014.

Joey Chestnut, the No. 1 ranked competitive eater in the world, will be joined by other top-ranked eaters from around the nation. The roster of Major League eaters expected to participate includes No. 2 ranked Geoffrey Esper of Oxford, MA, No. 5 ranked Miki Sudo of Tampa, FL, No. 6 ranked Nick Wehry of Tampa, FL, and more. These top competitive eaters seek to claim the title and $4,000 in prizes.

HOW TO GO

What: Destination Outlets World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship

Where: Destination Outlets parking lot facing Highway 71 - Destination Outlets, 8000 Factory Shops Blvd., Jeffersonville

When: Sunday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m.

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