The Times West Virginian

May 23, 2013

Big name in competitive eating arrives today

Joey Chestnut among Three Rivers Festival Pepperoni Roll Eating World Competition field

By Jonathan Williams
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — The biggest name in competitive eating arrives in Fairmont today.

In its third year, the annual Three Rivers Festival Pepperoni Roll Eating World Competition has attracted some major-league talent, including the famous Joey Chestnut, six-time consecutive winner of the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.

“It’s pretty big,” said Guy Ward.

According to Ward, a Three Rivers Festival board member and primary organizer for the contest, Chestnut will be arriving at the airport this afternoon, with plenty of time to make it over to the Three Rivers Festival Parade.

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