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Mommy's Little Piggy

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Contest begins at 10:00 a.m.

Please note: The 8-12 age group is full

*All past winners are ineligible to win contests.

There are four age groups for participants: ages 4-7, 8-12, 13-17 and 18+. Limit of 30 participants per age category.

18+ Age Category: Contestants will compete against each other. The object is to eat as many plates of mashed potatoes as possible within the allotted time: 3 minutes. An empty plate will be determined at the judge's discretion.

4-7, 8-12, 13-17 Age Category: The winner will be determined by the fastest time in eating one plate of mashed potatoes.

Please bring in canned food/non perishable items as entry fee. Items go to the Northwest Indiana Food Bank.

play video Mommy's Little Piggy Mashed Potato Eating Contest

Mommy's Little Piggy

Mashed Potato Eating Contest during "A Christmas Story" Comes Home exhibit.

Contest Rules:

  • Contestants will begin eating their mashed potatoes at the sound of the bell.
  • Contestants must keep their hands under the table until the bell has sounded.
  • Hands may only be used to hold the plate.
  • You may not use your hands or any utensils to eat the mashed potatoes.
  • Contestants will raise their hand when they have finished all their food and a judge will ensure it is completely gone.
  • A judge will perform a "tongue test" to ensure that the winning contestant has swallowed all food.
  • Should there be a tie; contestants will be given an additional serving.
  • Bottled water will be provided during the contest.
  • You will be disqualified should you be unable to keep your food down.
  • Event schedule subject to change depending on the # of participants we will need to accommodate.
  • These rules are subject to change at any time.


  • Starting prematurely as determined by the judge.
  • Unfair or poor sportsmanship acts as determined by the judge.
  • Refusal to meet any contest rules stated by the judge.
  • Judges will be on hand to assure adherence to contest rules. Judge's decision is final.

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