Hammond, Ind. (December 13,  2018) – The “Mommy’s Little Piggy” mashed potato eating contest will feature plates mounded with mashed potatoes and contestants of different age groups showing “how the piggies eat.” On Saturday, December 15, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will host the contest that pays tribute to Warner Bros.’ holiday favorite A Christmas Story. In a classic scene from the film, Mrs. Parker devises a plan to ensure an uncooperative Randy finishes his supper, and much to Mr. Parker’s dismay, she asks Randy to show her “how the piggies eat” and soon he is giggling and devouring his potatoes face first.

Participants in the contest will compete against one another, trying to eat the most potatoes in the shortest amount of time. There are four age groups: 4-7, 8-12, 13-17 and 18+. For the age groups 4-7, 8-12 and 13-17, participants will race to see who can finish one plate of mashed potatoes in the quickest amount of time. The winner of the 18+ category will be determined by who can eat the most plates of mashed potatoes in three minutes. Winners from each age group will be awarded prizes. Previous winners can participate but are ineligible to win contests.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Participants are asked to bring canned goods and non-perishable food as the entry fee. All food collected will benefit the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.

The “Mommy’s Little Piggy” mashed potato eating contest is part of theA Christmas Story Comes Home exhibit, which is presented in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. The exhibit will be on display until December 31, 2018, in the W.F. Wellman Exhibit Hall at the Indiana Welcome Center. The exhibit takes visitors through the iconic and nostalgic scenes from Warner Bros.’ holiday movie classic.

For more information or to register for the “Mommy’s Little Piggy” mashed potato eating contest, or for more information on the exhibit, weekend and holiday hours or other special events, contact the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority at 219-989-7770 or visit www.AChristmasStoryComesHome.com.