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Hot Dog Eating Contest: Qualifiers

Do you have what it takes to compete in the Hot Dog Eating Contest? Find qualifying events around the country and see who’s qualified for the Main Event.

2023 Qualifier Events

Nathan’s Famous will host four qualifying contests for the 2023 Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest. The top male and top female finisher from each qualifier will be invited to compete at the ESPN-televised 2022 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on July 4th.

Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest
May 27th

Main Stage


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Day Air Ballpark
June 9th

On the field

Following the game

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