Pine Island's annual celebration of the onion set for Sunday, Sept. 3


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  • The Pine Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its tenth annual Pine Island Onion Eating Contest on Sunday, Sept. 3.



PINE ISLAND — The Pine Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its tenth annual Pine Island Onion Eating Contest on Sunday, Sept. 3., at the Polish Legion of American Veterans Pavilion at 4 p.m.

The contest is in celebration of Pine Island's 3000 acres of hearty onions that are famous throughout America.

This event also is held in cooperation with the Annual Onion Festival featuring 18-time Grammy winner Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra.

The winner will receive 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. Contestants can register by calling Russell Kowal at 258-4792 or any chamber officer.

For advance tickets to the Annual Onion Festival, call 1-800-724-0727.

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