Top chomper Bryan Rottkamp, center, displays the winner’s plaque for the 2019 corn eating contest. John Sumuski, left, took second place this year and Matt Engel, right, won the third place prize in a 30-second tiebreaker.
Sumuski, of Shippensburg, ate 12 ears in the time allotted. He took the top prize in 2017. Engel, of Carlisle, and last year’s champion, Trevor Woolwine of Shippensburg, ate their way to a tie for third place with 11 ears each, with Engel taking the lead by eating four more ears in a 30-second eat-off.
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We challenge YOU to sink your teeth into the Shippensburg Corn Festival’s 2020 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 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.