Jeffersonville — This past Sunday, Destination Outlets in Jeffersonville was the proud host of the 2021 World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship, a newly-sanctioned Major League Eating event. Top-ranked competitive eaters from around the nation gathered to compete for the pie-eating title and $4,000 in prizes.
In front of a large audience of cheering spectators, the world-renowned Joey (Jaws) Chestnut amazed one and all with his skill and natural stomach capacity to consume 16 pounds and 12 ounces of pumpkin pie in eight minutes to claim the sought-after title.
Runner-ups include second place winner Geoffrey Esper of Oxford, Mass., who ate 15 pounds, 12 oz. of pie, and third place went to Miki Sudo and Nick Wehry both of Tampa, Fla., who each consumed just under 11 pounds of pumpkin pie.
The record for the eight-minute all-you-can-eat pumpkin pie-eating event is still held by Matt Stonie, who consumed 20 pounds, 13 ounces in 2014. While that’s four pounds more than Chestnut swallowed, he said he’ll be back to beat that record.
“It was fun, great to come here,” said Chestnut. “I only live three hours away in Indiana so it’s awesome that I can just come to a new place and eat some awesome food and come out on top.”
Destination Outlets is a 47- store shopping complex featuring a variety of brand-name and designer outlet stores for fashion, apparel, housewares, and more. Formerly Tanger Outlets, the new Destination Outlets is well loved by shoppers far and wide for its great deals, family entertainment, and extensive Food Truck Village. The shopping center is centrally located right off of Route 71 in Jeffersonville, Ohio, and regularly hosts top-tier events aimed at bringing the local community together. For more information on Destination Outlets 2021 Halloween Event, visit destinationoutlets.com