Join the fun and witness one of the most incredible sporting events in the world! Come watch local contestants battle for a spot at the big table in Coney Island for Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest. See our list of qualifying events below and be sure to check back often as more qualifying events are added.
The Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest was the culmination of a 13-event qualifying circuit conducted throughout the United States during the months of April, May and June. Each year, the greatest competitive eaters on earth gather on the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY, to compete, as they have since 1916, according to the archives.