Sunday, June 20

Nathan’s Famous hot dog-eating contest is happening again this July

Now that Memorial Day weekend is behind us, allow us to give attention to the Fourth of July—what we take into account to be the very actual kickoff to summer time. After happening at a personal location with no followers in attendance final 12 months, Nathan’s Well-known Worldwide Scorching Canine-Consuming Contest is coming again to Brooklyn this July and we could not be extra enthusiastic about it. 

Often occurring proper outdoors Nathan’s flagship retailer in Coney Island, on the nook of Surfer and Stillwell Avenues, this 12 months’s shindig—the 106th installment of the beloved occasion—will really relocate a block away, at Maimonides Park. Organizers hope to return to the occasion’s authentic location beginning subsequent 12 months.

“The Nathan’s Well-known contest is the crown jewel of the Fourth of July and stands as a beacon for freedom for all those that imagine in American exceptionalism,” mentioned host George Shea throughout an official announcement this weekend.

Final 12 months, 13-time winner Joey Chestnut saved his title after devouring 75 scorching canines (with buns!) in solely 10 minutes—a world report. We’re feeling woozy simply serious about it and marvel if he will maintain on to the well-known mustard yellow championship belt for the sixth 12 months in a row in a few weeks.

Miko Sudo, however, broke the ladies’s world report final summer time and received her seventh consecutive title by consuming 48-and-a-half scorching canines with buns. Given her present being pregnant, she’s really not going to take part on this 12 months’s festivities.

The occasion clearly indicators a return to normalcy following over a 12 months of uncertainty throughout town. Some of the anticipated happenings of the summer time season, the competition has been happening since July 4, 1916, when Nathan Handwerker opened his first scorching canine restaurant. In years previous, over 30,000 people flocked to Coney Island to witness the culinary battle. Clearly, New Yorkers love to observe different New Yorkers stuff their faces with wieners.

This 12 months, the occasion is totally free to attend however you are going to need to get your arms on a ticket first. Seats will even be given out on a primary come, first served foundation and native and federal security tips will likely be adopted. Doorways will open at 10am and the ladies’s competitors will kick off at 11am, adopted by the boys at 12:30pm. To ensure your self entry, shoot an electronic mail to [email protected] or go to