5 Eating Challenges to Gorge Yourself On

Like to gorge yourself? Much like the popular hot-dog-eating challenge of Coney Island fame, several Lancaster County restaurants offer their own gluttonous challenges.

Noodle King Pho King Challenge

This food challenge has the participant downing two pounds of meat and three pounds of noodles. For a cost of $25, the huge bowl must be consumed in 35 minutes. Only one person has done it.

Noodle King, 216 N Duke St, St. Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 299-2799

Scoops Burger Challenge

Three pounds of burger, four toppings of your choice, one pound of fries and top it off with a 24-ounce milkshake and ou have the Mount Everest Challenge. FInish in an hour and it’s free.

Scoops Ice Cream and Grille, 312 Primrose Ln, Mountville, PA 17554

(717) 285-2055

Scoops Ice Cream Challenge

The Mountville Meltdown Challenge is 12 scoops of ice cream, four toppings, whipped cream and four cherries. Finish in an hour and it’s free, if not, it’s $18.99.

Scoops Ice Cream and Grille, 312 Primrose Ln, Mountville, PA 17554

(717) 285-2055

Son’s Ice Cream Challenge

Served in a bucket, the Banana Pig Split is made up of 110 ounces of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, four bananas and cherry, pineapple and strawberry toppings. Finish in two hours and you get it for free, plus a T-shirt and a gift card.

Son's Ice Cream, 1991 Miller Rd, East Petersburg, PA 17520

(717) 569-0009

Whoopie Pie Eating Contest

Held during the Whoopie Pie Festival in September, this amateur eating contest is open to the public and has participants eating as many as possible of the mini cake sandwiches filled with icing.

Hershey Farm Restaurant and Inn, 240 Hartman Bridge Rd, Ronks, PA 17572

(717) 687-8635

– Claudia Ebenshade