The Bass Pro Shops World MoonPie Eating Championship

Date: 10/14/2017
Location: Memphis, TN
Discipline: MoonPies
Total Prizes: $4,000 Total Prize Purse


Hello, world! The Bass Pro Shops World MoonPie Eating Championship returns for the 2017. This year's Championship promises to be the best yet, as MLE’s finest from near and far descend on Memphis, TN, for MoonPie after MoonPie after MoonPie, all in the name of sporting glory. And, frankly, money.

As is tradition, the event will once more take place at the incredible Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid in Memphis, TN. If you have not witnessed its wonders, make this year the year you do. It is a staggering facility and one that will again inspire MLE's finest to ever higher peaks of greatness over eight minutes of competition.

At the 2016 Championship, Matt Stonie bested his own world record by downing a truly awe-inspiring 85 MoonPies in 8 minutes. Carmen Cincotti came second with 72 MoonPIes; Geoffrey Esper rounded out the podium with 62. Stonie's record of 85 MoonPies will be on the line at this year's Championship. It will take a Herculean effort to surpass it. But Herculean efforts are what we do, people.

Do you dare to challenge the best in the world? Do you wish to behold the majesty of the Bass Pro Shops Memphis Pyramid? Do you want to see, exactly, how many MoonPies you can take down in eight minutes of sanctioned competition? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then sign up immediately. The Bass Pro Shops World MoonPie Eating Championship is soon upon us. At the table or in the crowd—don't you ever miss it!

1st. $2,000
2nd. $1,000
3rd. $500
4th. $350
5th. $150

This contest will take place at Noon Central on Saturday, October 14th, 2017, at Bass Pro Shops at the Memphis Pyramid, 1 Bass Pro Dr, Memphis, TN 38105!

About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops is a leading destination retailer offering outdoor gear and apparel in an immersive setting. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today more than 100 retail and marine centers host 120 million people annually. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is known as a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”

About MoonPie
Chattanooga Bakery was founded in 1902 as a subsidiary of the Mountain City Flour Mill. A fifth generation, family-owned business, the company made nearly 100 snack cake and cookie items under the Lookout™ trademark, named after the popular residential and tourist community near Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain. In 1917, after a brainstorming conversation between a bakery salesman and some Appalachian coal miners, the MoonPie was born, and by the late 1930’s was the bakery’s #1 seller, a spot it still occupies today, with nearly 1 million MoonPies produced and shipped daily from Chattanooga.
MoonPies are available in three sizes (Original, Double-Decker® and Mini) and seven flavors (Chocolate, Vanilla, Banana, Salted Caramel, Lemon, Orange & Strawberry). Brand distribution is national, with particular strength in the Southeast and Southwest. The brand can be found in Grocery, Mass, Club, Drug, Convenience, Vending, Foodservice and a number of specialty retail outlets including Bass Pro Shops and Cracker Barrel.

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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.