Trenton Thunder to Host River Fest, Pork Roll Eating Championship

PRESS RELEASE – The team’s annual postseason event featuring the Case’s Pork Roll Eating Championship and two-time champion Joey Chestnut will be part of the competitive eating field to defend his title as Pork Roll Eating Champion of the world. Last year, Chestnut defended his title by eating 43 pork roll sandwiches in ten minutes.

On Saturday, September 30 from 12-5pm, fans can attend the event to enjoy a festival-style atmosphere of food, beverage, entertainment and competitive eating. All tickets to the event are General Admission and may be purchased for $5 when they go on sale on Thursday, June 1.

Tonight at ARM & HAMMER Park, when the Thunder host the Portland Sea Dogs, all fans can get free pork roll sandwiches throughout the game. As well, fans can purchase tickets to River Fest, presented by Case’s Pork Roll, for just $3 at Fan Services.

Fans may purchase a VIP Ticket to River Fest, presented by Case’s Pork Roll, for $15 and will receive a Pork Roll Sandwich, a 2017 River Fest T-Shirt, and a ticket to the event on Saturday, September 30. VIP Tickets must be purchased by September 1.

River Fest will feature an array of “pork roll-inspired” food selections at the concession stands including many of the favorites currently served at the Case’s Pork Roll stand at ARM & HAMMER Park. Beer sales will include Fall pumpkin selections from various breweries during the third annual event.

A variety of kid-friendly outdoor games, including inflatables, and bounce houses will be part of the day’s activities, free of charge. The day will also include the Dick’s Sporting Goods Wiffle Ball Hitting Contest and a Corn Hole Tournament.

The Eating Championship will take place at approximately 3:00pm. The main event will feature 12 eaters, including 9-time Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Champion, Joey Chestnut. This Major League Eating sanctioned event will be a 10-minute battle of humans vs Case’s Pork Roll sandwiches vs themselves vs each other. The total prize purse is $4,000 with the following payout:

1st: $2,000
2nd: $1,000
3rd: $600
4th: $300
5th: $100

Fans can get the latest information on River Fest by visiting

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