Vintage Competitive Eating Contests to Turn Your Stomach

AUG 22 1968, AUG 25 1968 Michele Billingsly, 12, of 2705 Downing St., right, pauses long enough in lemon pie eating contest to check on her competitors around the table at the East Side Action Center's Soul Fair '68. It was one of several contests and events of afternoon. Credit: Denver Post

AUG 22 1968, AUG 25 1968
Michele Billingsly, 12, of 2705 Downing St., right, pauses long enough in lemon pie eating contest to check on her competitors around the table at the East Side Action Center’s Soul Fair ’68. It was one of several contests and events of afternoon.
Credit: Denver Post

AUG 18 1976 Stott Elementary School Stages Its Own ' Olympics ' Kindergartners at Arvada's Stott Elementary School hold their own "Olympics," competing in bean bag relay, three-legged race, jump rope contest, tug-of-war, obstacle course, peanut push and a pie-eating contest. Ribbons and ice cream cones were the prizes. Parents and older Stott pupils helped with the event. Kerri Chamberlain, above, digs into her dish in the pie-eating contest. Jon Simmons (lower photo) has an old shirt covering his front while competing in pie-eating event. Credit: Denver Post

AUG 18 1976
Stott Elementary School Stages Its Own ‘ Olympics ‘
Kindergartners at Arvada’s Stott Elementary School hold their own “Olympics,” competing in bean bag relay, three-legged race, jump rope contest, tug-of-war, obstacle course, peanut push and a pie-eating contest. Ribbons and ice cream cones were the prizes. Parents and older Stott pupils helped with the event. Kerri Chamberlain, above, digs into her dish in the pie-eating contest. Jon Simmons (lower photo) has an old shirt covering his front while competing in pie-eating event.
Credit: Denver Post

APR 20 1978 PACKER REMEMBERED AGAIN  Judges, left, eye the contestants in the Alferd Packer Look-Alike Contest during Alferd Packer Day on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. Dave Vose grimaces, above, as he swallows the final bite taking him to victory in the Packer Snacker eating contest. Those were two of the events Wednesday during festivities in the Alferd Packer Memorial Grill to remember Packer, convicted of cannibalism in 1870s. Credit: Denver Post

APR 20 1978
PACKER REMEMBERED AGAIN
Judges, left, eye the contestants in the Alferd Packer Look-Alike Contest during Alferd Packer Day on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. Dave Vose grimaces, above, as he swallows the final bite taking him to victory in the Packer Snacker eating contest. Those were two of the events Wednesday during festivities in the Alferd Packer Memorial Grill to remember Packer, convicted of cannibalism in 1870s.
Credit: Denver Post

APR 13 1984, APR 14 1984 Alfred Packer Day at CU, the winner eating his way to victory Dan Blumstein, 19 Wayne, PA. in the bean dip contest a race to eat a loaded tostada (many frijoles) the tostado was placed on a tray and contestants had to eat it all without the use of their hands  They were also given (supplied) with a pitcher of water that they were told had been imported from Mexico for the event to wash down the food. Credit: The Denver Post

APR 13 1984, APR 14 1984
Alfred Packer Day at CU, the winner eating his way to victory Dan Blumstein, 19 Wayne, PA. in the bean dip contest a race to eat a loaded tostada (many frijoles) the tostado was placed on a tray and contestants had to eat it all without the use of their hands
They were also given (supplied) with a pitcher of water that they were told had been imported from Mexico for the event to wash down the food.
Credit: The Denver Post

3-18-1983, SEP 20 1985 Rib-eating contest Credit: The Denver Post

3-18-1983, SEP 20 1985
Rib-eating contest
Credit: The Denver Post

SEP 2 1987 Cooper, Mark Football Mark Cooper Offensive right guard for the Denver Broncos in a rib eating contest at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center The ribs came by a the half rack on a plate. each table had Bronco mixed in with other folks and the table competed as one. the bones were taken away as the meat came off them ***** the table with the most dirty plates own. the prise was a five hundred dollar check to be given to the Denver Broncos Youth Foundation by the winning table this event was sponcered by ****** Oscar Mayer Home Style Homestyle Ribs Credit: The Denver Post

SEP 2 1987
Cooper, Mark
Football
Mark Cooper Offensive right guard for the Denver Broncos in a rib eating contest at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center The ribs came by a the half rack on a plate. each table had Bronco mixed in with other folks and the table competed as one. the bones were taken away as the meat came off them ***** the table with the most dirty plates own. the prise was a five hundred dollar check to be given to the Denver Broncos Youth Foundation by the winning table this event was sponcered by ****** Oscar Mayer Home Style Homestyle Ribs
Credit: The Denver Post

Pie eating contest winner --- Image by © H. Armstrong Roberts/CORBIS

Pie eating contest winner — Image by © H. Armstrong Roberts/CORBIS

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