We challenge YOU to sink your teeth into the Shippensburg Corn Festival’s 2016 Corn Eating Contest.
The contest will take place at the Main Stage in the King Street/ Earl Street square around the middle of the Mid Life Cowboys’ 11:45 – 1:15 performance. Contestants may sign up at the stage until about 11 a.m. – but seating is limited at the contestants’ table, so sign up early to ensure a spot.
Winners get fame, prestige, cash prizes, photos with local royalty, and all the corn they can eat in three minutes. Losers also get all the corn they can eat in three minutes.
LAST YEAR’S CONTEST
There were a lot of new faces among the 12 chompers who signed up for the 2015 Corn Eating Contest.
First-place winner Tom Townsend grabbed an early lead and held on for the full three minutes, putting away nine ears to win the champion’s plaque, handcrafted by local potter Bill Hynes, as well as the top cash prize.
Second place winner Chris Lear managed to finish off eight ears, and returning contestant Ben Galuzzo came in third with seven ears.
Thanks to all the brave competitors who spun their ears at the 2015 challenge, and to Mid Life Cowboys for the musical accompaniment!
CORN EATING 2014
The third time was a charm for competitive chomper Michelle Woltz, who put away eight ears in three minutes to beat two-time winner Grant Innerst and six other hungry men at the 2014 contest.
Ms. Woltz credited her loyal fans for cheering her on to victory.
See for yourself:
Returning 2012 champion Grant Innerst of Red Lion took first place again in 2013 by finishing seven ears in three minutes. There was a one-minute eat-off tiebreaker for second place.
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