The 2018 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest returns to Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday, July 4 as the competitive eating tradition returns for yet another year. the Mustard Belt is on the line as Joey Chestnut looks to retain the title he has had a stranglehold on for nearly the entire last decade, while Matt Stonie, the 2015 winner, and up-and-comer Carmen Cincotti will be looking to make some waves and potentially unseat the champion.
The record is held by Joey Chestnut, eating a whopping 73 hot dogs during an official qualifier at the Giant National Capital BBQ Battle in Washington, D.C. on June 25, 2016. Chestnut has eaten at least 70 hot dogs in the previous two competitions.
All of the information you need to watch the 2018 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest can be seen below.
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest 2018 Viewing Info & Details
Event: 2018 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
Date: Wednesday, July 4
Location: Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York
Start Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
TV Info: ESPN 2
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Past Winners
2017: Joey Chestnut
2016: Joey Chestnut
2015: Matt Stonie
2014: Joey Chestnut
2013: Joey Chestnut
2012: Joey Chestnut
2011: Joey Chestnut
2010: Joey Chestnut
2009: Joey Chestnut
2008: Joey Chestnut
2007: Joey Chestnut
How To Watch The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Online
The best way to watch the 2018 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest via a live stream is going to be WatchESPN. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can live stream the game online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you’ll receive a full seven days free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the games through Sling TV. Sling TV is service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes NBC and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within a week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
Please note: ESPN on Sling TV & DIRECTV NOW is only available in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Chicago, Hartford-New Haven, L.A., Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Washington, D.C.
How To Watch The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest On Mobile
If you can’t watch the games on your TV or computer, ESPN has you covered with their ESPN App. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, or the Windows Store.
You can also watch the game on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App store or Google Play store. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Xbox One, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.
DIRECTV also has a DIRECTV NOW app on App Store and Google Play store where you can watch Winnipeg vs. Vegas for free if you sign up for the seven-day trial and cancel it before the trial period ends.