Saturday December 16 1:51 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

“Mommy’s Little Piggy” Mashed Potato Eating Contest

12/16/2017 - 09:30
12/16/2017 - 12:00

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. Previous winners can participate but are ineligible to win contests.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Participants are asked to bring canned goods and non-perishable food as the entry fee. All food collected will benefit the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.

The “Mommy’s Little Piggy” mashed potato eating contest is part of theA Christmas Story Comes Home exhibit, which is presented in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. The exhibit will be on display until Jan. 7, 2018, in the W.F. Wellman Exhibit Hall at the Indiana Welcome Center. The design takes visitors to the streets of downtown Hohman, a fictional Indiana town which was a disguise for Hammond.

For more information or to register for the “Mommy’s Little Piggy” mashed potato eating contest, or for more information on the exhibit, weekend and holiday hours or other special events, contact the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority at 219-989-7770 or visit

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, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding 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 (opening 2018). 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.

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