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Sun, Jun 16


Front Lawn of Festival Grounds

Chicken Eating Contest - 2024

We are excited to announce the Chicken Eating Contest is back for the 2024 festival! How fast can you eat a World-Famous Chicken dinner? Chicken, Chips, Roll, Butter, Applesauce and Chilly Willy Orange Drink. This event is judged on time, not how much you can eat.

Chicken Eating Contest - 2024
Chicken Eating Contest - 2024

Time & Location

Jun 16, 2024, 3:30 PM

Front Lawn of Festival Grounds, Versailles, OH, USA

About the event

Sponsored by: Community Lanes/Lane 19 Patio

Event Information

REGISTRATION Limited to the first 18 qualified registrants per division. In-person registration begins at 3:00 PM the day of competition if spots still available.

PRIZES: The three entrants who eat a dinner the fastest will win:

• 1st Place - $150.00 and Poultry Days Award

• 2nd Place - $75.00

• 3rd Place - $25.00

EVENT RULES - Two divisions-- Brewed (drink= 1 beer) and Clutch (drink= 1 Chilly Willy)

• Maximum of 18 contestants per division

• Contestants will compete in timed heats as determined by the judges.

• The fastest time from all heats will be the winner.

• Age as a tie breaker - older person wins.

• No interfering with other contestants.

• No assistance from anyone.

• No “aids” or beverages outside of those provided.

• No “prepping” food or opening containers prior to the judges allowing start.

• The complete dinner must be eaten and swallowed except for any bones.

• Must be over 21 for Brewed division and over 16 for the Clutch division.

• Over 21 participants must wear a valid Social Tent wristband showing they are over 21.

• Participant or parent (If under the age of 18) must sign a waiver.

• All decisions by the judges are final.

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