Annual Events

Australia Day Eating Competitions 2013

Looking for an eating comp this Australia day? Here’s what we’ve been able to find:



New South Wales


Western Australia



  • Donut eating competition, St Helens Regatta and Woodchopping Carnival, St Helens




Northern Territory



January 17, 2013 / by / in , ,
Paniyiri Greek Festival Honey Puff Eating Contest 20 May 2012 Results


Large crowds gathered for the 4 qualification rounds, with the winner of each round securing themselves a place in the main stage final.

And for the final, on the main stage in front of a crowd of thousands, Ben Rag, Colin MacLaurin, Charlie Dearden and Mitchell each sat down to a bowl of 25 honey puffs each. The challenge: To eat as many of the 2012 Paniyiri Honey Puffs as possible in 60 seconds.

In their winning heats, Ben ate 15, Charlie ate 10, Mitchell 14, and Colin 19. This being Ben’s 5th year competing, he wasn’t prepared to face up to a current Competitive Eating champion!

Mitchell was lucky to be included. After not showing up 10 minutes prior to the competition, his position was filled by a replacement Greg Yates. His appearance at 3:04pm saw his replacement retired and had him seated for the final.

After a gruelling 60 seconds of honey puff eating, Colin came out the clear winner with 18 honey puffs, followed closely by Ben with 14.

Colin took home the title and first prize, an overnight stay at Emporium. Congratulations Colin on your second event win!

Event Details

The annual Paniyiri Greek Festival offers a chance to indulge in an unnatural amount of these deep-fried, honey-drizzled, puffs – and you don’t have to be Greek to enter!

Heats will be held over 2 days, with the final sure to draw a crowd.


May 7, 2012 / by / in , ,
“El Diablo” Chilli Con Carne Eating Contest, Pickled Cactus Restaurant, Gold Coast, Queensland

Calling all those with stomachs of steel! Biggera Waters is home to the “El Diablo Challenge”, the World’s Hottest Chilli con Carne challenge. Brave contestants battle each other through several rounds, each of which delivers an even spicier version of the Mexican dish. Last year’s winner vomited 16 times before he was finally crowned!

Paul, the chef at the Pickled Cactus holds the secret recipe tight to his chest, but he assures us it’s the hottest thing you’ll ever eat. Just last night 3 people came to face the challenge, took one spoonful, then threw in the towel and sought refuge in a bucket of Coronas.

Anyone can take the challenge at any time, large group bookings essential. Sounds like a seriously hot challenge!

January 6, 2012 / by / in
Mussel-Eating Contest, Belgian Beer Cafe, Melbourne, Victoria

If shellfish is more your thing, the Belgian Beer Cafe in Melbourne offers an alternative Australia Day cake-hole shoving event. Three heats run throughout the day, with a final at 5.10pm. Steer clear if you’re a spectator, we reckon this one could get pretty messy!

Unfortunately, Australia Day 2011 was the last time this event was run, and there are no further plans to run the event in the future.

January 5, 2012 / by / in
Ice Cream-Eating Contest, Armageddon Expo, Melbourne, Victoria

If you’re feeling the heat from all those chillies, then it’s time to head to the Armageddon Expo in Melbourne. cheap NFL jerseys Here, 1 contestants can fight cheap jerseys it out to consume the greatest number of ice creams. A endless supply of cheap nfl jerseys ice cream? ‘Sounds easy!’ we hear you say. Patrick But it’s actually wholesale MLB jerseys deceptively tricky. Think major, major brain freeze!

The next Armageddon expo is due to run on October 13th & 14th, 2012, at the Melbourne Exhibition TRACTOR Centre. Stay tuned Tissues? for more info on this event closer to the day!

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