Annual Australia Day Meat Pie Eating Contest

Annual Australia Day Meat Pie Eating Contest

It’s typical to think about barbecues, beers, and lamingtons when it comes to all things Australia Day … but what about the humble meat pie?

An Australian icon, it was once described by a former New South Wales Premier as Australia’s “national dish”. With this in mind, the team at The Glen Hotel thought, “Why not indulge in the national dish on the official National Day of Australia?”

And just like that, the first annual Australia Day Meat Pie Eating Contest at The Glen Hotel was born!

Now in its fourth year, it’s time again to throw on the pluggers and join the team at The Glen Hotel for another year of their Annual Australia Day Meat Pie Eating Contest from 2:00 pm sharp on Saturday January 26, 2019.

If you think you’ve got a shot at the crown, come down and claim your throne!

This means taking on undefeated pie eating machine Matt Bell from Brisbane. Matt has taken home the $500 cash prize three years in a row… totalling a whopping $1,500. With lightening quick re exes and a consumption time of 34.6 seconds last year, Matt’s pie eating talents get quicker every year.

If you can beat the 34 second mark, you may be in for a fast win…literally!

The aim of the game is to be the quickest in each heat at consuming 8 mini meat pies followed by a pot of XXXX beer to go through to the final round.

The finale will sort the men from the boys and officially crown the fastest person to consume 12 mini pies followed by a pot of XXXX beer the Meat Pie Champion and the winner of $500 thanks to sponsor XXXX! Second and third runners-up in the finale won’t go home empty-handed (or on an empty-stomach) – receiving a carton of XXXX beer to take home.

The Glen Hotel welcomes you to come down and enjoy the day’s festivities with fair-dinkum Aussie lunch specials, cold craft and local beer on tap, and Aussie anthems all afternoon.

Will you be the one the dethrone the notorious Matt Bell?

Online registration is required to enter the meat pie eating contest. Registration is $10 (plus booking fee) and must be completed by Friday the 25th of January, 2019 online at

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