Major League Eating Competition

Behold! The Unbelievable Tale of the Pumpkin Pie Champion!


Major League Eating is returning to the Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival for the World Pumpkin Pie-Eating Championship. This year marks the third anniversary of this eternal battle between man and woman and pumpkin pie. Witness the bravest of heart and soundest of stomach battle it out on Sunday, October 2 on the Festival Main Stage.


Event Details:


2016 Eaters:


  • Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, No. 1 ranked eater in the world, San Jose, Calif.
  • Miki Sudo, No. 3, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Carmen Cincotti, No. 4, East Windsor, New Jersey
  • Steve Hendry, No. 16, Dixon, Calif.
  • Pablo Martinez, No. 18, Tulare, Calif.
  • Mary Bowers, No. 43, Dana Point, Calif.
  • Alex Perez, No. 50, Dallas, Texas
  • Doug Ecks, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Sergio Reyes, San Francisco, Calif.
  • Jesse O'Con Jr., Hayward, Calif.
  • Jon Davis, Antioch, Calif.

Past Winners:


  • 2014: Matthew Stonie - 20 pounds 13 ounces in eight minutes (World Record)
  • 2015: Joey Chestnut - 18 pounds 4 ounces in eight minutes