LIKE LOBSTER? How about taking on an all-you-can-eat lobster roll buffet? On Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at 2:00 pm, the Third Annual Lobster Roll Eating Contest will take place at the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival.
Twelve lucky contestants will be chosen to compete for this year's title. $1,000 is on the line, with the winner receiving $600, second place taking home $250, and third place leaving with $150. The winner will receive bragging rights along with automatic entry into next year's competition.
The ten-minute eating frenzy is sponsored by McGuirk's Ocean View Restaurant and the Pat Whitley Restaurant Show.
1st Place Winner for 2012 was Sao Young from Lowell, MA. Sao devoured 13 lobster rolls in 10 minutes! If you did not have the opportunity to witness last year's competition, you really have to come down and see for yourself what an incredible escapade this is.
The excitement, the cheering crowds, it was quite a show! The sole qualifying round for 2013 will take place on Thursday, August 8th at McGuirk's Ocean View Restaurant 95 Ocean Blvd. in Hampton at 6:00 pm. This initial round is a hot dog eating competition to work up your appetite for the lobster rolls.
The top eleven eaters from the qualifying round will receive the right to compete in the Official Hampton Beach Seafood Festival Lobster Roll Eating Contest on September 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm.