Nathan’s Famous International Hotdog Eating Contest

LIVE on ESPN from 1310 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, New York
July 4, 2019

THE CHAMPIONS RETURN TO CONEY ISLAND!

As is tradition, the Hot Dog Eating Champions of the world will be crowned this coming July 4th, 2019, at the original Nathan’s Famous, located at the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues in sunny Coney Island, in beautiful Brooklyn, NY. The event marks the culmination of Nathan’s Famous annual cross-country qualifying tour and pits regional champions against the title-holders—Miki Sudo of Las Vegas, NV, in the Women’s division, and Joey Chestnut of San Jose, CA, in the Men’s.

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 2018 event, Chestnut ate 74 Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes to set a new World Record. Sudo won the Ladies’ Title with 37 Hot Dogs and Buns. The women’s World Record stands at 45 Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes. That mark was set by Sonya Thomas in 2012.

The event is free and open to the public and will be broadcast on ESPN.

The Male and Female Championships will take place on Thursday, July 4th, 2019, beginning at 11am at the original Nathan’s Famous location — 1310 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224

  • Tune in to ESPN NETWORKS for LIVE coverage from New York:

  • 10:50 am Eastern– WOMEN’S COMPETITION – ESPN3/ESPN APP
  • 12:00 pm Eastern – MEN’S COMPETITION – ESPN2


  • The men’s competition will also re-air on ESPN2 at 3pm, 4pm and 1am ET, as well as 7pm and midnight ET on ESPNEWS. Check your local listings for broadcast updates.

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