National Sweet Corn Eating Championship

Date: 04/27/2014
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Winner: , Sweet Corn
Total Prizes: $5,500 total cash purse


"Thy breath be rude," William Shakespeare famously told winter in As You Like It. And rude winter is. Because let's face it: This winter, for anyone not living in South Florida or San Diego, has been one hellacious season of unrelenting suffering. Snow. Wind. Vortexes. Some days we have wept. But this darkness shall pass. And when it does we shall soak in sunny days. And we shall enjoy corn—fresh-shucked and lovingly grilled alongside our proteins of choice. And those days will be the ones we speak of when we are old and know what is good. Winter's breath won't rate a mention.

Summer comes early on the MLE calendar, of course. We are pleased to announce another installment of the the National Sweet Corn Eating Championship—a legend of the MLE circuit and one of its most-demanding. This year’s total prize purse is increased to an all-time high of $5,500! This 12-minute event will mark the second leg of MLE’s annual commitment to the vegetable kingdom, Veggie Weekend, as it follows Stockton, CA’s, Deep Fried Asparagus event held on the Saturday, April 27th.

In last year's event, it was The Notorious BOB Bob Shoudt—World #6—who stood tallest, downing 35 ears of delicious Floridian corn. Crazy Legs Conti came second with 34, while Erik The Red Denmark ate 33 for the bronze. Jacksonville's Jon Bello ate 29 and newcomer Joe Noto ate 17 to round out the money positions.

Who among MLE's finest will triumph this year? Will BOB repeat his dominant performance? Will another eater take his corn-encrusted crown? Will it be you? At the table or in the crowd, don’t you ever miss the 2014 National Sweet Corn Eating Championship! See you there.

This contest will place at 3pm at the Sweet Corn Fiesta, held in the Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Boulevard West Palm Beach, Florida 33411

1st - $2,500
2nd - $1,500
3rd - $750
4th - $500
5th - $250

About the Sweet Corn Fiesta
The annual Sweet Corn Fiesta, presented by the Florida Sweet Corn Exchange, is buttered with a family festival of children’s games, music, a national eating competition and, oh yes, mouth-watering and locally grown sweet corn.

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*All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and fully acknowledge and understand the inherent dangers and risks associated with participating in an eating contest. The applicant further acknowledges and understands that the MLE/IFOCE coordinates with event sponsor(s) to select and approve eligible participants, and that the MLE/IFOCE shall decide, at its sole discretion, whether an applicant is eligible to participate in any eating event, and/or related activities. The MLE/IFOCE may revoke an applicant's eligibility to participate in the eating contest, or related activities, at any time, for any reason, at its sole discretion. The MLE/IFOCE and the event sponsors reserve the right, at any time, to change any and all details concerning the event, including, e.g., time, duration, location and prize structure.