Do you consider yourself a meat connoisseur? A show boat? A crowd-pleaser? Do you pride yourself on your food eating capabilities? Then come challenge yourself and kick off the Celebration with us at our annual Heinkel’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.
2018 PRE-QUALIFYING EVENT
JULY 14th, 2018 @ 2pm
*Competitors should arrive @ 1pm
5843 E US Route 36, Decatur, IL 62521
Top competitors will be determined from the pre-qualification event and 10 + 2 alternates will qualify for participation in the Main Event at the Decatur Celebration, Funfest stage, 12:30pm – Sat., August 4, 2018.
Saturday, August 4th, 2018 @ 12:30pm
Decatur Celebration Funfest Stage
- 1st Place – $500 +4 All-inclusive Coca-Cola Scoreboard Tickets to a St. Louis Cardinals Game. Includes buffet, coke products, and beer. (must be 21 for beer)
- 2nd Place – $250 + Heinkel’s $100 Meat Package
- 3rd Place – $100 + Heinkel’s $50 Meat Package
- 1st place- Brandon Clark-“Da Garbage Disposal”, Cahokia, IL, Pre-Qualified with 24 1/2 hot dogs, Won with 27 hot dogs.
- 2nd place- Steve Lancette- Layfayette, IN, Pre-Qualified with 12 hot dogs, Won with 22 hot dogs.
- Frank Wach- “Frank The Tank”, Chicago, IL, Pre-Qualified with 14 hot dogs, Won with 20 hot dogs.