First Ever National Fried Mushroom Eating Contest
“Let Kennett Square forever be known not only as the Mushroom Capital of the World but as home of the world’s Fried Mushroom Eating Championship!”
– Todd Greenwald, All Pro Eating
McDonald sets Fried Mushroom Eating World Record — 5.5 pounds
The Mushroom Festival kicked-off a new tradition for 2012 with the National Fried Mushroom Eating Contest. This National Championship was the first All Pro Eating sanctioned Fried Mushroom Eating Championship EVER! Jamie “the Bear” McDonald devoured a whopping 5.5 pounds of fried mushrooms in 8 minutes to establish the Fried Mushroom Eating Record!
This event attracted both professional and amateur competitive eaters to the Mushroom Festival’s Special Events Tent on Saturday, September 8.
1st Place: Jamie “the Bear” McDonald — 5.5 pounds of fried mushrooms –$600.00 / Trophy
2nd Place: Dave Brunelli — 4.75 pounds of fried mushrooms — $300.00 prize
3rd Place: Eric “Silo” Dahl –4.5 pounds of fried mushrooms– $150.00 prize
This event is presented at the Mushroom Festival in cooperation with All Pro Eating Promotions. For questions about the contest, email All Pro Easting Promotions at: HungryGenius@CompetitiveEaters.com.
Fried mushrooms were provided by Buona Foods, of Landenberg, Pa.