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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.

2024 Qualifier Events

Nathan’s Famous will host four qualifying contests for the 2024 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 2024 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on July 4th.
West Michigan Whitecaps
May 11th

Grand Rapids, MI


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Parma Rib ‘N Rock
June 6th

Cleveland, OH


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Alameda County Fair
June 15th

Pleasanton, CA


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Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle
June 22nd

Washington, DC


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