The Pine Island Chamber of Commerce holds an annual Pine Island Onion Eating Contest at the Polish Legion of American Veterans Pavilion. The contest is in celebration of Pine Island’s 3,000 acres of hearty onions that are famous throughout America.
The winner receives a check for $100 from the Orange County Vegetable Growers Association and a plaque sponsored by the Orange County Farm Bureau. Registration is limited to 12 contestants and pre-registration is required. Want to be a contestant? To register, call Russell Kowal at (845)258-4792.