You love pumpkin, right? Enough to eat five pumpkin whoopie pies? Quickly?  Merf Radio will be at Harvestfest in Reedsville again this year, and we’re changing things up just a bit.

This time, there will be a Pumpkin Whoopie Pie eating contest for adults AND a Pumpkin Cookie eating contest for kids, ages 10 to 13. Registration is very limited, so make sure you get your entry in ASAP, if you think you have what it takes! A $100 Weis Markets gift card is up for grabs in the adult contest and one of the lucky kiddos could grab a $25 Game Stop gift card if they come out on top! 

Deadline to sign up is September 27. Finalists as well as possible alternates (if someone would drop out) will be contacted on Monday, September 30. If you are one of the contestants, a waiver must be signed prior to the competition. Find the form below, print it out, sign it, and bring it along to competition on October 4. 


HarvestFest Eating Contest

  • You must be 18 or older to compete in the Adult competition. The kids' competition is for ages 10-13.



  • There will be a maximum of 10 contestants in both the whoopie pie and cookie eating contests.

  • Sign-in begins at 5:45 p.m. with the contest starting at 6 p.m.

  • Contestants must be 18 years or older for whoopie pie contest, 10 to 13 years old for cookie eating contest..

  • A contestant may not leave the table for any reason during the contest.

  • Any visible signs of sickness will cause disqualification.

  • Contestants may take a drink during contest.

  • The food must be consumed. It may not be spit out.

  • Contestants must not touch/eat any food until the start signal is given.

  • In the adult competition, the first person to finish his/her whoopie pies and signal with both hands in the air that they have eaten and swallowed all their food will be declared the winner. The decision of the judges is final.

  • In the kid competition, the first child to finish his/her dozen of cookies and signal with both hands in the air that they have eaten and swallowed all their food will be declared the winner OR the child who has eaten the most cookies after a 5 minute time period will be declared the winner.

  • In the event of a tie, the contestants will pay a best-of-three game of Paper, Rock, Scissors..

  • A waiver MUST be signed by each contestant prior to the contest.


HarvestFest Eating Contest Waiver