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2018 Heinkel's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Stake your claim to fame, show the world that you have what it takes to be the next Heinkel's Hot Dog Eating Champion! 

We are holding one pre-qualifying event before the August 4th Main Event at the Decatur Celebration.

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.


5843 E US Route 36, Decatur, IL 62521
JULY 14th, 2018 @ 2pm
*Competitors should arrive @ 1pm

Rules & Entry Form - Click here



When: Saturday, August 4th, 2018 @ 12:30pm

Where: Decatur Celebration - Decatur, IL


1st Place - $500

+4 All-inclusive Coca-Cola Scoreboard Tickets! 
Includes buffet, coke products, and beer. (must be 21 for beer)
Cards game at Busch Stadium in September.

2nd Place - $250

+ Heinkel’s $100 Meat Package

3rd Place - $100

+ Heinkel’s $50 Meat Package

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