Sept. 13, 2013: Champ eater Joey Chestnut visits the WKYC studios to referee an apple cider chugging contest between our own John Anderson and Hollie Strano. Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
BRUNSWICK -- A gut-busting battle is chomping its way into town Friday night.
Champion competitive eater Joey Chestnut is ready to jam his jaws with a belt-breaking amount of apple pie at Mapleside Farms in Brunswick.
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"I'm looking to make a new world record tonight," Chestnut said during an interview live in our studios.
Chestnut, the multi-record holder in Coney Island's July 4 hot dog eating contest, will go belly to belly with other seemingly bottomless pits like Tim "Eater X" Janus, Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas and Adrian Morgan.
The first place winner will claim a $2,500 cash prize. The event is sanctioned by Major League Eating.
The apple pie eating contest is set to kick off the 40th annual Johnny Appleseed Festival, which runs from Friday through Sunday.
The contest starts at 7 p.m.
Admission is $4 per person and $2 for seniors. Children ages 2 and younger are free.
Mapleside Farms is located at 294 Pearl Road.
This past July 4, Chestnut gobbled down 69 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, which bested his own personal record.
During his time at our studios, Chestnut also refereed an apple cider chugging contest between our own John Anderson and Hollie Strano. Who won that battle? Watch the video above to find out...