The All American Gut Buster Challenge was one of several new additions to this year’s 4th of July extravaganza in Hockessin. Five eaters raced through hamburgers, hot dogs, oysters, cole slaw, water melon, and beer. (The winner was from Pennsylvania!) The small town has hosted a popular parade for years — and this year some 3,000 marched or lined the streets of Old LancasterPike. But the new additions included team relays and games, the intense food spectacle sponsored by George & Sons Seafood and Two Fat Guys, a picnic, and blazing sky of fireworks at dusk.
Photos courtesy of Fred Cullis