Free anything is always great...Free poutine however is the greatest.

For the sixth year in a row, Smoke’s Poutine will challenge citizens of Toronto to eat as much poutine, as fast as humanly possible. $6, 000 in cash prizes is the incentive, though title of poutine queen/king is good enough to us.

Unfortunately, contest registration is closed, so unless you already signed up, you won’t  be able to win any cash, nor the chance to beat last year’s record of eating 17 pounds of poutine in ten minutes. Considering that last bit, maybe the lack of contestant space is a blessing in disguise.

Don’t worry that you can’t compete, because anyone who attends the event will be getting free poutine to eat. Head over to the competition anytime from 10am (for breakfast) to 4pm (for really late breakfast), and enjoy some gratis gravy, cheese, and fries.

Smoke’s Annual World Poutine Eating Championship (with free poutine) will be held at Yonge-Dundas Square on Saturday, October 3rd. Poutine will be served starting at 10am, with competitions beginning at 2pm. Get more details at Smoke’s website and the official event listing here.