FIRST CHAMP: Toby Curtis (middle) finishes his beer to cap off his victory in the Biloela Hotel's first Pie Eating contest.
FIRST CHAMP: Toby Curtis (middle) finishes his beer to cap off his victory in the Biloela Hotel's first Pie Eating contest.

Pie contest and good times this Australia Day

FULL and fat is how Toby Curtis felt immediately after he won the Biloela Hotel's first annual Australia Day Pie Eating contest this afternoon.

Mr Curtis and seven other competitors choked down on two pies and a beer as quick as they could in front of a packed and vocal crowd who had a blast.

PHOTO GALLERY BELOW!!

https://www.centraltelegraph.com.au/photos/pie-contest-photos-hotel-pie-eating-contest/88353/#/0

Mr Curtis is a security guard with the Biloela Hotel and he was boisterous and saw the funny side of the contest after claiming victory.

"I felt confident and I've been preparing for this moment my whole life," Mr Curtis said.

"This contest is something different and a great way to celebrate Australia Day.

"I don't drink beer so finishing off the pies with a xxxx gold was hard for me."

Although Mr Curtis wouldn't admit it, Liz Matheson from the Biloela Hotel said that the security guard has boasting about his chances of victory for a while leading up until today.

"Toby has been talking it up for sure and he was really keen for it all throughout his shift last night," Mrs Matheson said.

"Today has been so fantastic, everyone has been so supportive and it's great to see so many locals here having a great time."

Today's Australia Day party launches the Biloela Hotel's monthly Sunday Session with Canadian Club on board as sponsors.

"The pie eating contest was the biggest thing on everyone's agenda today I think," Mrs Matheson said.

"We've been packed since 2pm today and the bottleshop has been doing really well."


Gayndah fire captain to celebrate 35 years’ service

premium_icon Gayndah fire captain to celebrate 35 years’ service

From fighting fires to attending car crashes, Capt Ron Mitchell has seen it all.

Inside the seedy underbelly of our toxic meth houses

premium_icon Inside the seedy underbelly of our toxic meth houses

CQ cleaner speaks out about the ‘grubby’ scenes

Councils celebrate Seniors with grants up for grabs

Councils celebrate Seniors with grants up for grabs

$100,000 available to host events and activities