Santa Maria Times: Competitive eater Raina Huang returns to Solvang Danish Days for aebleskiver eating contest

Santa Ynez Valley News Staff Report | Jul 8, 2019

Competitive eater Raina Huang - Solvang Danish Days festival

Huang who took first in Solvang’s 2018 Danish Days aebleskiver eating contest, will return for the 83rd annual weekend event. {Contributed Photo}

Returning this year with the goal of again clinching the winner’s title in Solvang’s annual Danish Days aebleskiver eating contest, is Raina Huang — a touring competitive eater who last year easily cleared the 2016 Danish Days Aebleskiver Eating Contest record of 18.5 aebleskiver, downing 36 of the doughy balls in five minutes.

The all-you-can-eat five-minute contest will be held on both Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22 at 11:30 a.m., in the Midgaard Pavilion in Parking Lot 2, in downtown Solvang, adjacent to the Danish Days Viking Beer & Wine Garden.

The contest is free and all ages are welcome.

To follow Raina’s eating adventures, visit her at, or Instagram @rainaiscrazy.

For more information about Solvang Danish Days, including the full event weekend schedule, parade applications and complete contact information, visit or

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