2023 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest: Triumphs and Challenges Amidst Adverse Weather


The 2023 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest was supposed to be a grand event, but news came in that it was going to be canceled. However, here’s the scoop on who won.

A heavy downpour and sudden flooding put Nathan’s annual Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Competition in jeopardy for several hours on Tuesday. Despite reports of its cancellation, the competition was rescheduled for 2:00 PM. Eastern Time on Konie Island, saving the Fourth of July tradition.

Joy Chestnut was aiming for his eighth consecutive title and his 16th overall championship since his first victory in 2007.

Here’s a quick summary of how the event unfolded after a long delay.

Who won the 2023 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest?

As soon as the final results are in and we have a champion, this page will be updated.

So far, no winner has been crowned on Konie Island on July 4th. Thunderstorms, heavy rain, and flood warnings caused significant delays in the program.

Here’s how you can watch the event.

With over two hours of delay, the food enthusiasts and competitors are up against challenging circumstances. The preparation timeline was disrupted, and Nathan’s hot dogs needed to be cooked again by Nathan himself because the timing was completely thrown off on Konie Island.