Become a part of the action by participating in these special events on our main stage!

Eating Competitions

Watermelon eating contest

Whether you want to compete or cheer on your friend, join us for a variety of fun, food competitions!

All competitions take place Saturday on the Main Stage in the Entertainment Zone.

  • Watermelon Speed Eating Contest (Youth & Adult Divisions): 12 p.m.
  • Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest: 1 p.m.
  • Pie Speed Eating Contest (Youth & Adult Divisions): 2 p.m.
  • Wing War (Ages 18+): 4 p.m.: Survive three rounds of eating progressively hotter wings. The competitor who eats all the wings in the shortest amount of time wins. Winner receives bragging rights, a trophy and a Buffalo Wild Wings gift card.

How to compete:

  • It's free to compete but space is limited.
  • Sign up begins at 11 a.m. at tent located near the Main Stage.
  • Competitors must sign a waiver.
  • Contestants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Thank you to the Mar-Del Watermelon Association, Buffalo Wild Wings and Salisbury Lions Club for supporting these events.

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