This Fourth of July, Coney Island will welcome the best major league eaters from around the world to compete in the 2010 “Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest“. The contest will begin at noon on the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenue (see map). If you can’t make it out to the actual event, be sure to watch live on ESPN. Last year, 35,000 fans watched in awe as Joey Chestnut proved he was the number one competitive eater in the world by consuming 68 hotdogs and buns in 10 minutes! He defeated 18 other contestants (see full results). Many of you, I’m sure, are asking why on earth anyone would ever put themselves through that? The answer is in the $20,000 cash grand prize!
The contest is free and open to all of the public. A pre-show with live entertainment including trampoline tumblers, Ringling acts and famous rappers will begin at 10 a.m. The contest will directly follow.