Competitive eaters from across the country are training their stomachs for New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s 21st annual qualifying event for the 102nd Annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York.
The main event will take place Saturday, April 28 at 3 p.m. as trained male and female competitors gather at New York-New York’s Brooklyn Bridge to compete for the title “Nevada Hot Dog Eating Champion.” The two contest winners will advance to the July 4 finals in New York.
A special employee contest will take place at 1 p.m. prior to the main event. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest has occurred every July 4 in Coney Island since 1916, the year Nathan Handwerker opened the legendary restaurant. Major League Eating, the governing body of all stomach-centric sports, sanctions the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Circuit, ensuring the contests are judged professionally and that safety standards are in place at each event.
WHEN: Saturday, April 28
1 p.m. – Employee Contest
3 p.m. – MAIN EVENT
New York-New York Hotel & Casino
3790 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89101