The 4th of July doesn’t just bring celebration and remembrance of America’s roots, it also means the most intense food eating contest – Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Competition.

The competition takes place at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York, and enjoy the festivities at Nathan’s original location at 1310 Surf Avenue. But for everyone else watching at home, it will be an all-day munch fest on the television.

ESPN will once again broadcast this year’s competitions that will see men and women chomp down on Nathan’s hot dogs to bring home the championship and a $10,000 cash price.

Coverage of the women’s contest begins at 10:45 a.m. ET on ESPN3. While the table is sure to be filled with hungry competitors, Miki Sudo is expected to win the women’s again this year after winning the 2018 contest by nine hot dogs.

After the women’s contest has wrapped up, coverage will switch over to ESPN2 for the men’s competition. It is expected to get started around 12 p.m. ET.

As with previous competitions, Joey Chestnut is the favorite to win the 2019 edition of the contest after setting a new world record of 74 hot dogs eaten in 10 minutes in 2018. It would also make it Chestnut’s 11th win out of 12 appearances, his only loss being to Matt Stonie in 2015.

There are 18 contestants.

The contest will also be available to watch online at WatchESPN or the WatchESPN app.

 

 

nathan's hot dog People compete in Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York City, July 4, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Andrew Kelly