If you’re like me and many Garden State residents you probably enjoy eating a pork roll, egg and cheese sandwich every once in a while, but can you imagine eating 61 pork roll sandwiches in 10 minutes?
Luckily (or not, depending on your stomach), no one has to imagine this reality, because we can all see it happen in the flesh; the chance to see a competitive pork roll eating contest is happening again this Saturday, Sept. 25: the sixth annual Case Pork Roll Eating Contest presented by Major League Eating at Trenton Thunder Ballpark in Trenton.
Competitive eating legend Joey Chestnut will be at the event and he will try to break his record of eating 61 pork roll sandwiches in 12 minutes. He won the event in 2019, and his competitive eating rival Geoffrey Esper ate 44 pork roll sandwiches in 12 minutes.
If your definition of sports includes competitive eating, then Joey Chestnut is right up there with Tom Brady, former Trenton Thunder Derek Jeter, Lebron James, and Wayne Gretzky. Chestnut holds the competitive eating world records for hard boiled eggs, Big Macs, glazed donuts, and hot dogs.
He’s most famous for competing in the Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest held every Fourth of July on Coney Island. This past July, Chestnut ate 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes.
Even though the competitors have the privilege of consuming New Jersey’s signature dish, there are also some cash prizes as well. The person who consumes the most amount of pork roll will receive $2,000; second place will receive $1,000; third place $600.
This event will take place at Riverfest at Trenton Thunder Ballpark located on Route 29. Alongside competitive pork roll eating there will be live music, craft beer and games. Tickets are available here.