Riscky’s Barbeque, the 96-year-old Fort Worth BBQ legend, will host its 17th annual rib-eating competition at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, at Riscky's Stockyards Station location at 140 East Exchange Avenue. The competition will challenge up to 30 barbeque enthusiasts to eat as many Riscky’s beef ribs as possible in just 60 seconds. The top qualifiers will then go head-to-head to win the top three prizes:
  • 1st place -- $500 Riscky’s gift card
  • 2nd place -- $250 Riscky’s gift card
  • 3rd place -- $100 Riscky’s gift card
All participants must pay a $5 entry fee at-the-door on the day of the event, and sign-ups are first come, first-served (30 participants max). Participants must be 18 years of age or older, and minors are eligible if accompanied by a parent or guardian. All participants will receive a complimentary Riscky’s t-shirt.

Riscky’s famous rib-eating battle will be held in tandem with a series of celebratory events hosted by the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District in honor of the National Day of the American Cowboy. Voted the “Best Cowboy Tribute Event” in the U.S. by American Cowboy magazine, the Stockyards’ National Day of the American Cowboy celebration has become a time-honored tradition.

Anticipated to attract over 25,000 attendees, the National Day of the American Cowboy promises a day filled with family-friendly activities from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The festivities include a lively Western parade, armadillo races, cow milking, fiddling, face painting, live music, comedy gunfight shows, the Fort Worth Herd cattle drive, Stockyards Championship Rodeo, and much more. In addition, all attendees who wear a cowboy hat will receive $2 off admission to the new John Wayne: An American Experience Museum.

"We're igniting the flames and fueling the passion for Fort Worth's annual legendary food challenge " Eddie Sullivan, co-owner of Riscky's Barbeque. "With each sizzle and crackle, we are a testament to Fort Worth's rich history, capturing the essence of the Stockyards, the courage of cowboys, and the iconic flavors of barbeque. Join us on July 22nd at Riscky's, where the aroma of mouthwatering ribs will fill the air, and witness Fort Worth’s best food warriors go head-to-head.”

Riscky’s was founded in 1927 by Polish immigrants, Mary and Joe Riscky, who opened its first location – Riscky’s Grocery & Market – on Azle Avenue near the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. This original location is still open and operating today after four generations of Riscky family ownership. Over the past 96 years, Riscky’s has expanded and evolved into three full-service Riscky’s Barbeque restaurants, three quick casual Riscky’s BBQ & Deli restaurants, the fine dining Riscky’s Steakhouse, Trailboss Burgers, a full-service catering department, and a retail sales division.  For more information, call (817) 624-8662 or visit Riscky’s:
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