Silver Slipper Casino Hotel will host the inaugural Silver Slipper World Meat Pie Eating Championship on Saturday, March 5.
The beachside event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free and open to the public. The official contest, hosted and sanctioned by Major League Eating, is set for 2 p.m.
GM John Ferrucci said, “This event gives us an opportunity to showcase the Silver Slipper Casino Hotel to visitors from around the country.”
Live entertainment by Rockin’ Dopsie Jr & The Zydeco Twisters starts at noon. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Bring your folding chairs because seating will be limited.
The eating competition honors the late Boyd Bulot, a Chalmette area son and reigning World Meat Pie record holder. His World Record of 16 6-ounce meat pies in 10 minutes will be on the line.
This Major League Eating event will have nationally ranked competitors traveling from near and far to compete for a share of the $5,000 prize money. Staying true to the original 2003 Meat Pie Eating Championship, contestants will be eating 6-ounce meat pies made by the Natchitoches Meat Pie Company.
For more info, visit: www.silverslipper-ms.com.