Major League Eating Competition

World Pumpkin Pie-Eating Championship 

The Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival World Pumpkin Pie-Eating Championship returns to Major League Eating's 2017 slate of sanctioned eating competitions. This year marks the fourth anniversary of the eternal battle between man and woman and pumpkin pie. Witness the bravest of heart and soundest of stomach battle it out on Sunday, October 8 on the Festival Main Stage.

Event Details:

2017 MLE Eaters:


  • Geoffrey Esper, #4, Oxford, MA
  • Miki Sudo, #5, Las Vegas, NV
  • Gideon Oji, #6, Morrow, GA
  • Steve Hendry, #16, Dixon, CA
  • Pablo Martinez, #17, Visalia, CA
  • Mary Bowers, #47, Beverly Hills, CA
  • Moose Perez, #50, Dallas, TX
  • Jon Davis, Antioch, CA
  • Sergio Reyes Raya, San Francisco, CA
  • Joel Steinberg, Elk Grove, CA
  • Ryan Buicko, Scottsdale, AZ

2017 Community Eaters:

  • Dan Davis, Laguna Creek High School
  • Rod Brewer, CSD Board of Directors
  • Nick Flores, Cosumnes CSD Fire Department
  • Kristina Ramirez, Elk Grove Police Department

Past Winners:

  • 2014: Matthew Stonie - 20 pounds 13 ounces in eight minutes (World Record)
  • 2015: Joey Chestnut - 18 pounds 4 ounces in eight minutes
  • 2016: Joey Chestnut - 19 pounds 6 ounces in eight minutes