Registration for World Tamale Eating Championship

Post Date:July 19, 2019
Registration for the 15th annual World Tamale Eating Championship, sponsored by Market Street, and held during Lewisville Western Days, is now open.

This Major League Eating officially sanctioned event will take place Saturday, September 28. Registration is being conducted online at No in-person registration on the event day is planned. A total purse of $3,500 will be paid out to the top six finishers.

Darron Breeden set a world record at this event last year by downing 70 Market Street tamales in 10 minutes.

MLE is the governing body of all stomach-centric sports, conducting more than 70 events annually including the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, NY. The competitive eating community, which numbers more than 3,000 veteran and rookie athletes, travels the nation in search of top titles and the glory that they provide.

Western Days 2019 will be held Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28, in and around Wayne Ferguson Plaza in Old Town Lewisville. This family-friendly event will feature live entertainment on five stages, an expanded Western Village, Tribal Traditions Dance Troupe, the Kid Kountry Playground presented by Castle Hills, a mechanical bull, a working blacksmith, Huffines Auto Dealerships Lewisville Cattle Drive Parade, Castle Hills Culinary Corner, a history exhibit at Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater dedicated to the Texas International Pop Festival, and many more exciting activities.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday. Free tickets will be available for pick-up or download on a future date. Download or print as many as needed and present them at the gate for free admission between the hours of 5-7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. However, beginning at 7 p.m. both nights, free tickets will no longer be redeemable, and a $10 charge will be assessed for admission for everyone except children under 12.
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