Nathan’s Famous hot dog-eating contest
Arlington, TX, will host a sanctioned Nathan’s Famous hot dog-eating contest on Saturday, May 26th, 2018, to qualify the champions who will compete in the 2018 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest.
The top male and top female finishers from this qualifier will be invited to compete at the ESPN-televised finals at the original Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island on July 4th, 2018.
In recent years, an estimated 35,000 fans have made the pilgrimage to the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island to watch the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog-Eating Contest in person. At the 2017 event, Joey Chestnut of San Jose, CA, reclaimed his Nathan’s Famous Men’s Title by consuming 72 Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes; Miki Sudo of Las Vegas, NV, won the Ladies’ Title with 41 Hot Dogs and Buns. Joey Chestnut of San Jose, CA, holds the world record for eating 73.5 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes.
This contest will take place at Six Flags Over Texas—2201 Road to Six Flags, Arlington, TX 76011—at 1:30pm local time on Saturday, May 26th, 2018!