Participation is LIMITED to first fifteen (15) accepted amateur entries.
Contestants MUST be over the age of 18 with proper ID.
Contestants MUST be registered, have a signed waiver and pay a $10 entry fee for participation.
Contestants MUST be checked in no later than 2:30PM on NOVEMBER 11TH at Segway Santa Cruz Tours.
Competition rounds are held in five (5) minute intervals in which Contestants consume as many hotdogs (wieners and buns) as possible. Last Contestant will be eliminated from each round until a winner is announced.
Each Contestant begins the competition with ten (10) hotdogs and two (2) glasses of water. Additional hotdogs will be given to contestants before the consumption of their last hotdog throughout the competition.
Contestants MUST wait for a starting signal to begin eating. Any Contestant touching any hotdog prior to the starting signal will be disqualified.
Contestants MUST eat and swallow entire hotdog before picking up their next hotdog.
Contestants WILL be disqualified for putting additional hotdogs or portions of hotdogs in their mouth after the ending signal.
Contestants MUST stop eating promptly after the ending signal, placing their hands down on the table or at their sides for judging, and may be requested to open their mouth for visual proof of completion.
The Contestant finishing the most hotdogs within the allotted time of all combined rounds will determine the Winner.
In the event of a tie, a two (2) minute “eat-off” will determine the winner.
Contestants who feel the need to discharge their previously consumed hotdogs will be disqualified.
Any contestant caught breaking any of the above rules or restrictions will be disqualified.
Judges will be on hand to assure adherence to contest rules, tally the number of hotdogs eaten, monitor the Grounds for Disqualification, and award prizes. The judges will determine the winner of the contest not the participants & the judges’ decision will be final.