Top eaters to compete at 2nd annual ÆBLESKIVER-Eating contest – $4,000 in Prizes


May 18th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

World champion and #4-ranked, Geoffrey Esper will compete with other top competitive eaters at the second annual Tivoli Fest World Æbleskiver-Eating Championship sanctioned by Major League Eating on Saturday, May 26th at 2 P.M at Tivoli Fest, held in downtown Elk Horn, Iowa — the largest rural Danish Settlement in the United States.

Last year, Matt Stonie  ate an incredible 87 Æbleskiver in eight minutes, setting a world record. Some believe that  Gideon Oji could break this record this year, and possibly approach the 90 mark.

Æbleskiver are a type of round pancake cooked in a special stove-top pan with half-spherical molds. The center is soft and fluffy and the crust is crisp and browned. Originating in the country of Denmark, they can be served with powdered sugar, topped or filled with jam or maple syrup or rolled in sugar. Competitive eaters will seek to set a new world record in the æbleskiver discipline.

Other top eating talent will include the #6-ranked Gideon Oji Morrow, GA, the #8-ranked Darron Breeden from Orange, VA, the #40-ranked Matthew Raible from Edwards, IL.

About Tivoli Fest:
Tivoli Fest is the annual Danish American festival in the Danish Village of Elk Horn, Iowa, the largest Danish rural settlement in the USA. It is a celebration of Danish American culture, traditions and foods. Tivoli Fest is a wonderful experience which includes a parade, folk dancing, live bands, 5k run, vikings, exhibits, fireworks, beer garden, Scandinavian entertainment, the World Æbleskiver Eating Championship, plus you can enjoy Danish food such as Æbleskiver, Smørrebrød, and Medisterpølse. Be sure to tour the only working Danish Windmill in the United States along with the Museum of Danish America. This unique celebration provides a variety of fun opportunities for the whole family.

About Major League Eating:

Major League Eating (MLE), the world governing body of all stomach-centric sports, conducts more than 80 events annually, including the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Coney Island, N.Y. The competitive eating community is made up of more than 8,000 veteran and rookie gurgitators who travel the nation in search of top titles and the glory that they provide.For more information, visit, or twitter @eatingcontest.