Contestants are challenged to eat mashed potatoes face first in this hysterical annual event
Hammond, Ind. (December 2022) – The “Mommy’s Little Piggy'' mashed potato eating contest will feature plates mounded with mashed potatoes and contestants of different age groups showing “how the piggies eat.” On Saturday, December 17, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will host the contest that pays tribute to Warner Bros.’ holiday favorite A Christmas Story. In a classic scene from the film, Mrs. Parker devises a plan to ensure an uncooperative Randy finishes his supper, and much to Mr. Parker’s dismay, she asks Randy to show her “how the piggies eat” and soon he is giggling and devouring his potatoes face first.
Participants in the contest will compete against one another, trying to eat the most potatoes in the shortest amount of time. There are four age groups: 4-7, 8-12, 13-17, and 18+. For the age groups 4-7, 8-12 and 13-17, participants will race to see who can finish one plate of mashed potatoes in the quickest amount of time. The winner of the 18+ category will be determined by who can eat the most plates of mashed potatoes in three minutes. Winners from each age group will be awarded prizes.
Participants are encouraged to register online at www.AChristmasStoryComesHome.com and check in at 9:30 a.m. There is no fee to participate but asked to bring canned goods or non-perishable food to benefit the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. The “Mommy’s Little Piggy” mashed potato eating contest is part of the A Christmas Story Comes Home exhibit, which is presented in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. The exhibit will be on display until December 30, 2022, in the W.F. Wellman Exhibit Hall at the Indiana Welcome Center. The exhibit takes visitors through the iconic and nostalgic scenes from Warner Bros.’ holiday movie classic. The Indiana Welcome Center is located at 7770 Corinne Drive in Hammond, Ind. For more information about the exhibit, visit www.AChristmasStoryComesHome.com or call 219-989-7770.
About the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority
The South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority, as the official destination marketing organization, leads and supports the visitor industry through the marketing and development of the county from convention, sports, gaming and special interest travel segments, thereby increasing economic impact, creating employment and enhancing the communities’ quality of life.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, theWizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world. A CHRISTMAS STORY and all related characters and elements © & ™ Turner Entertainment Co. (s22)