Acme World Oyster Eating Championship
April 12, 2008
Farmers Market at the French Market
Occurring each year during the French Quarter Festival, the Acme World Oyster Eating
Championship is the first of four annual International Federation of Competitive Eating
(IFOCE) major titles. As a result, it is always a hotly contested event drawing top eaters
from around the country and large crowds of spectators.
Indeed, the contest is known for introducing new talent to the IFOCE circuit. In 2002
Crazy Legs Conti won his first belt on the Acme stage when he downed 14 dozen
Louisiana Oysters in ten minutes. In 2003, Boyd Bulot put the hammer down along with
18 dozen Louisiana Oysters to establish a new world record.
It was beyond belief when Sonya Thomas, the 2004 Champion, broke her 36
dozen Louisiana Oyster record with ease in 2005. The slender Asian American from
Virginia slid 46 dozen ice cold raw oysters down her throat, two and three at a time!
Due to hurricane Katrina the Acme World Oyster Eating contest was not held in 2006
and 2007, but continues where it left off in 2008!
The event is presented by Acme Oyster House in conjunction with the Louisiana Seafood
Promotions and Marketing Board, PepsiCo, Mug Rootbeer, and The French Quarter
Festival. The IFOCE is handling registration and any eaters interested in competing in the
Acme World Oyster Eating Championship should contact the IFOCE at www.ifoce.com.