The contest will take place at the Bagel Expo in Huntington, Long Island, on February 7, 2016, two days before National Bagel Day. Contestants pay a $25 to enter the contest and will compete for the $500 cash prize in a five-minute all-you-can-eat bagel contest. Participants, who must be at least 18 years to enter, can register on the Bagel Eating Contest website.
Andrew Hazen, Founder & CEO of the National Bagel Association, tells LATF USA, “The launch of the National Bagel Eating Contest was a no-brainer. Millions of people love bagels and given the success of other competitive eating contests we knew we had to step-up, create and launch the event!”
General admission tickets for the Bagel Expo are also on sale: $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Attendees will be able to taste and sample different flavored bagels and enjoy bagel art and bagel-themed games.