Hands-free 2017 World Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition Highlight This Weekend’s Fall Festival

by | Oct 16, 2017 | News |

It’s back by popular demand!  The Hands-free World Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition will take place at 1:00 p.m. this Sunday, October 15, as part of the Fall Festival at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence. Professional eaters from Western New York and around the country will try for a new world record – and compete for cash prizes – in the seventh annual, officially sanctioned Competition, held in conjunction with All Pro Eating Promotions.

The World Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition is a favorite with fans and contestants because hands cannot touch the actual pieces of pie, only the paper plates. And the stakes are high, as contestants try to beat the current world record of 47 pieces of pie (15.25 pounds) consumed in 10 minutes – set in 2015 by Molly Schuyler – to gain the glory of taking their place in history as one of the country’s greatest “All Around” competitive eaters, along with the title of “World Hands-Free Pumpkin Pie Eating Champion.”

Will Schuyler, who also won last year’s competition by eating 42 pieces in 10 minutes and is currently ranked the #1 Female Independent Competitive Eater in the World (according to her Facebook page) or someone else beat her record this year? Find out this weekend! Prizes totaling $1,800 will be awarded, including the $1,000 grand prize.

Other special attractions at the Fall Festival this weekend include:

  • Instrument Petting Zoo An Instrument Petting Zoo is an opportunity for children and adults to experiment with producing sound on a variety of instruments. Certified staff members from the Community Music School will guide children through instruments, showing them how to make sound and keeping in mind the idea that anyone can make music. Saturday, October 14 (only), from noon to 4:00 p.m. (on the outdoor stage)
  • Pig Racing takes place on Saturday and Sunday, with five post times each day:  11:00 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.; 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Guests of all ages will delight in this hilarious, fast-paced event!
  • In Jest Juggling & Comedy Show Comedy, juggling and family fun!  Show times are 1:30 & 3:00 p.m. on Sunday (only) (in the Entertainment Building)
  • Funny Faces Drawing Contest Kids ages three to 14 can compete for prizes in several categories on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

As with every year at the Fall Festival, there’s something for everyone, including the corn maze, hay maze, magic show, Boo Barn, amusement rides and more. Guests can also purchase pumpkins, gourds, mums and cornstalks and visit the bakery for freshly baked pies, cookies, pastries, candy and cider.


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