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World Food Championships to return to Fremont Street

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The final day of the 2013 World Food Championships on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.

2013 World Food Championships

Competitors Michael Poyiadjis, left, and Sarel Van Sabie, both from South Africa, sample some chicken and chat with Elliot Aquila from the Texas Social Club during the World Food Championships on Fremont Street Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. The competitions continue through the weekend. Launch slideshow »

The World Food Championships announced today it will be taking over the Fremont Street Experience this fall for the second year in a row.

More than 500 culinary competitors will vie for cash prizes from Nov. 12-18, according to a press release by Trybe Targeting.

The epicurean battles will be based on nine categories — barbecue, chili, burger, sandwich, recipe, dessert, bacon, pasta and seafood — the release said.

The annual culinary competition, which came to Las Vegas in 2012, moved from the Strip to downtown last year.

"Las Vegas is an excellent location to host the World Food Championships," said Mike McCloud, president of the World Food Championships in a statement. "We have found the opportunities available, specifically in downtown Las Vegas, to be beneficial in helping us build our event into the multi-day culinary festival and spectacle it has become."

Last year's competition is the subject of a six-episode reality series called "The World Food Championships" that is set to air on A+E Networks' new FYI Network this summer, the release said.

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