And the returning Champ, the "man to beat" James Burgess
Fifth Annual Lobster Roll Eating Contest Schedules Qualifying Round
LIKE LOBSTER? How about taking on an all-you-can-eat lobster roll buffet? On Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 2:00 pm, the 5th 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, the well-known Restaurant and Pub on Hampton Beach, NH, McGuirk's was named Best Lobster Roll in New England by New England Cable News (NECN). McGuirk's took top honors in the Lobster Roll category of NECN's annual "Baby You're the Best" viewer poll -- which names the best of New England in various food categories.
1st Place Winner for 2013 was James Burgess, who devoured 14 lobster rolls in 10 minutes!
The sole qualifying round for 2014 will take place at McGuirk’s Ocean View Restaurant and Lounge at 6:00 pm. Located at 95 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach, NH. Date to be announced.
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 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm on the Seashell Stage
Think you have what it takes? Then prove it. Qualifying round is open to those 18 years or older and applications will be taken on-line at www.hamptonbeachseafoodfestival.com. Entry is very limited and submitting an application does not guarantee entry into the event. If you are picked to be one of our contestants, you will receive a phone call or e-mail. Good Luck!
If you would like to sign up for the 2014 contest please fill in the form below. All entries must be received by July 18, 2014. Must be 18 years or older to enter.