Hot Dog Eating Contest

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Topsfield Fair's 1st Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest

Sponsored by: Bnai Brith Booth and Freedman Financial

Benefitting: The Essex Agricultural Society Scholarship Fund

Location: Trianon Stage

Qualifying Heats: Saturday, September 29, 2018 @ 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Finals: Sunday, October 7, 2018 @ 3pm

Application Deadline: Monday, September 24th at 5pm


Contest Rules:

  1. Anyone over the age of 16 may participate in the hot dog eating contest
  2. Contestant must be checked in at Trianon Stage 30 minutes prior to their assigned heat on Saturday, September 29
  3. Each competitor must complete an entry form and a waiver form prior to the deadline for entry
  4. Men and women are eligible to participate
  5. Each hot dog eating contestant will be given 5 minutes (7 minutes in the Finals) in which to consume as many hot dogs and buns as possible
  6. All contestants will wait until the whistle to start. Altering the physical state of the hot dog in a more efficient manner (ie. separating, mashing) is allowed only after the start whistle is blown
  7. Each individual contestant will begin with six 1/4lb Hebrew National hot dogs with buns. More hot dogs will be brought to a contestant during the consumption of the last hot dog
  8. Each contestant will begin the contest with two glasses of water to drink while consuming the hot dogs. Additional water provided as needed
  9. Individuals caught cheating will be immediately disqualified
  10. Contestants, who feel the need to discharge their previously consumed hot dogs, will be disqualified
  11. Contestants must keep all consumed hot dogs down for a period of 1 minute after the 5 minute contest (7 minutes in finals)
  12. After the final minute has expired, individuals still in the process of consuming a hot dog must have all of it swallowed with in a thirty second grace period for it to count toward their total
  13. Top 3 finishers will advance to the Finals on Sunday, October 7 at 3pm (no additional fee)
  14. Each finalist and a guest will be provided a complimentary admission tickets for Sunday, Oct. 7
  15. Judges may advance additional finalists in the event of a tie
  16. Judges will determine the final count of hot dogs eaten, their decision is final

Winner will receive a $200 check from Freedman Financial, Peabody

Click here to enter in the contest

Click here to download and fill out the wavier

Click here to download the contest rules



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