NoshFest returned to Temple Kol Emeth on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 4 and 5, restoring a Labor Day tradition after a one-year hiatus.

For once granted nothing but sunny skies, the festival of food and fun collected donations for MUST Ministries’ food bank, offered inflatables and other activities for kids, kept the music playing, and packed the parking lot with food stands and other vendors.

But the highlight came three hours into the festival Sunday with the region’s first bagel-eating contest: all the plain Bagelicious bagels six competitors could consume in five minutes. To the victor, Teddy Delacruz of Chicago, went the spoils of a $500 prize and the claim of a world record with his total of six bagels eaten.

None of the other NoshFest participants ate more than 2½ bagels.