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April 24, 2024

Joey Chestnut wins local pumpkin pie eating contest!

Competitive eating champ Joey Chestnut took the trophy at a local event this week.

Think you love pumpkin pie? Just how many pieces of pumpkin pie could you eat in 8 minutes?

Well, the 2021 World Pumpkin Pie Eating competition, sanctioned by Major League Eating, was held on Sunday, October 12th at Destination Outlets. 

Top-ranked competitive eaters flocked to this event in hopes of winning honor and $4000 in prizes.

A cheering crowd gathered to spectate.

In the end, Joey Chestnut won the event… guzzling down 16 pounds and 12 ounces of pumpkin pie in 8 minutes. 

“It was fun, great to come here,” said the winner, Chestnut. “I only live three hours away in Indiana so it’s awesome that I can just come to a new place and eat some awesome food and come out on top.”

If you eat too much pumpkin pie… and turkey… and stuffing… and mashed potatoes… any time soon, Destination Outlets is a great place to stretch your legs and also do some holiday shopping. The outlets feature 47 stores with great deals! 

Destination Outlets is located at: 8000 Factory Shops Blvd. in Jeffersonville, Oh. Visit or call 800-213-9083 for more information. 

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Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).