Onion Eating Contest

Bravo to our 2022 Winner: Ray Weslowski

Local legend and previous contest winner Ray Weslowski returned as onion champ.

Last year’s winner Mike Stubeck came in for a sweep but alas was beaten by the former onion king. Special thanks to host Alex Kocot, Paul Ruszkiewicz, and the Orange County Vegetable Growers Association who provide an award along with a $100 prize.

Photo credit to Jerry Zimmerman for taking pictures of this years annual PICOC onion eating contest at PLAV. ©All rights reserved. Images may not be copied or downloaded without express permission from PICOC.

About The Pine Island Onion Eating Contest

This event, sponsored and conducted by the Orange County Vegetable Growers Association, takes place during the Annual Onion Festival produced by 18-time grammy winner Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra.

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. Pre-registration is required.

The contest is in celebration of Pine Island’s 3,000 acres of hearty onions, famous throughout America.