I should point out at the start that the organizers of the Ice Cream Eating Contest claim it’s the biggest in the world, but I don’t know who actually keeps track of these things. So maybe it’s the biggest, maybe it’s just really big. Either way, the Mile Square Meltdown is coming to Hoboken (the Mile Square City) on Sunday, June 12.
For the contest, every 20 minutes, 10 contestants will engage in a “high-energy race to finish a pint or half-pint of ice cream. The times will be recorded and the winner announced at the end of the day. The winner will receive the coveted Golden Cone Trophy.
Ticket sales will be donated to the Hoboken Family Alliance’s annual summer food drive. Tickets are $6 in advance and $10 on the day, but pre-registration is highly recommended. You can sign up as a group to compete against your family or friends, or just try your luck with strangers. You can register here.
There will be special rounds reserved for children under 10 years old.
New Jersey ice cream company Moo Jersey, along with Main Street Pops and the Hoboken Family Alliance, will host the first-ever Mile Square Meltdown. It’s more than just an eating contest, however, it’s an ice cream celebration with free samples and a sundae bar.
It will take place at Main Street Pops Market (Under Hoboken Viaduct @ 14th street) from 11-4. The winner of the “Golden Cone” will be announced at the end of the day.
The Hoboken Family Alliance is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization and is 100% voluntary.
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