The Mushroom Festival In Kennet Square, Pennsylvania Announces National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship

The Mushroom Capital of the World teams up with Buona Foods and All Pro Eating to Sponsor its first ever National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship at this year’s 27th annual Mushroom Festival.

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The Mushroom Festival has proved for 27 years that it holds a special place in the hearts of Americans as they celebrate the fun and flavor that this fancy fungus has in our lives!

Kennet Square, PA (PRWEB) July 30, 2012

In the region where over sixty five percent of the United States mushrooms are grown, it has been officially announced that The Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania (http://www.mushroomfestival.org/) has teamed up with Presenting Sponsor Buona Foods (http://www.buonafoods.com/) to host The Mushroom Festival National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship. All Pro Eating (http://competitiveeaters.com/), the World’s most recognized and established Independent Competitive Eating organization will sanction the National Eating Championship and will oversee the event’s fried mushroom festivities. In addition to awarding $1,050.00 in prize money, the winner of The Mushroom Festival National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship Presented by Buona Foods will also establish the new All Pro Eating National Fried Mushroom Eating Record.

“The Mushroom Festival has proved for 27 years that it holds a special place in the hearts of Americans as they celebrate the fun and flavor that this fancy fungus has in our lives!” said Todd Greenwald, Chairman of All Pro Eating. “The Mushroom Festival National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship Presented by Buona Foods combines the love of mushrooms and America’s compelling interest in breading and deep frying and creating the perfection that we all know as a fried mushroom - a golden morsel of love that will allow the winner to proudly proclaim they are The National Fried Mushroom Eating Champion as their hand is held high in The Mushroom Capital of the World!”

The Mushroom Festival is the most well known mushroom celebration in the world and hosts the 2 day event annually to promote and celebrate the importance of mushrooms. The annual event provides family fun at the carnival, entertainment and several contests and competitions. The Mushroom Festival National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship Presented by Buona Foods is both the first ever sanctioned Eating Championship at The Mushroom Festival and the first ever Fried Mushroom Eating Championship sanctioned by All Pro Eating. The winner of the event will create the new All Pro Eating National Fried Mushroom Eating Record which will remain intact until beaten.

All Pro Eating Promotions is expecting several Professional Competitive Eaters at the event including All Pro Eating’s #1 Ranked Professional Competitive Eater, Eric “Silo” Dahl. In addition to several other Championships and eating accomplishments, Dahl is the current World Hands-Free Pumpkin Pie Eating Champion and World Chicken Salad Sandwich Eating Champion. The Mushroom Festival National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship will also see plenty of Competitive Eating action from several ranked Competitive Eaters including “Gentleman” Joe Menchetti, David “Tiger Wings and Things” Brunelli, Jamie “Bear” McDonald and “The Mansfield Monster” Ernie Clifton in addition to a significant field of local and amateur Competitive Eaters. There are limited spaces available to participate in The Mushroom Festival National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship and anyone wishing to register can find addition information on the All Pro Eating Promotions website or by contacting Todd Greenwald via email HungryGenius (at) CompetitiveEaters (dot) com

About THE MUSHROOM FESTIVAL: Located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, the Mushroom Festival is held the weekend after Labor Day each year. Attendance estimates are about 100,000 visitors over the two-day event. The Mission of The Mushroom Festival, Inc. (a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation), is to promote the mushroom, educate consumers about the health benefits of mushrooms and to promote tourism in Southern Chester County, all while financially supporting local and regional charities through a grant process. The Festival awarded $55,000 to local non-profits in 2012 from 2011 proceeds. Additional information can be found on The Mushroom Festival’s website at http://www.mushroomfestival.org/

About BUONA FOODS: Buona Foods, Inc. founded in 1972 by RoRo Ferranto, is a prominent mushroom company in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Still owned and managed by the Ferranto family, Buona Foods grows, processes, packs, and ships all varieties of fresh mushrooms year-round in their state-of-the-art facility, maintaining the highest standard for freshness and quality. RoRo was one of the founders of the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, and debuted “The Original Breaded Mushroom” at both the Mushroom Festival and The Pennsylvania Farm Show. After 34 years, “The Original Breaded Mushroom” continues to be a favorite tradition. Visit Buona Foods online at http://www.buonafoods.com

About ALL PRO EATING PROMOTIONS: Founded in 2004, All Pro Eating Promotions has sanctioned over 170 major Competitive Eating contests and events throughout the world that showcase “Picnic Style Rules” which were created and developed by All Pro Eating. All Pro Eating Promotions’ “Eatertainers” (event participants) along with their events and contests have been featured in all forms of major world-wide media. All Pro Eating Promotions is also home to the Nation’s only Collegiate Competitive Eating sanctioning body – The National Collegiate Competitive Eating Association (“The NCCEA”). More information can be found at http://www.CompetitiveEaters.com and http://www.TheNCCEA.com


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