The 85th annual Feast of San Gennaro began Thursday. In the afternoon, professional eaters took the stage in a competition to see who can scarf down the most cannolis - traditional Italian deep fried-pastry tubes filled with sweet cheese.
The tournament is sanctioned by the International Federation of Competitive Eaters.
There are also pizza and pasta eating competitions during the 11-day celebration. Another highlight is a religious procession, when a statue of San Gennaro will be carried through the streets.
San Gennaro is the patron saint of Naples, Italy.