Official Rib Eating Contest Rules
- Participants will compete against each other to eat the most ribs in 5 minutes.
- Participants must not touch any ribs until the starting signal.
- Participants must stop eating at the ending signal.
- Participants will be given six racks of ribs each.
- All meat must be eaten off the rib bones in order to count.
- At the end of the contest, all meat in the mouth must be swallowed within 30 seconds. Participants who are in violation of this rule will be disqualified.
- Eaters must hold down the meat for a period of one minute after the contest.
- In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by a one rack of ribs rib-off eating contest.
- Final Authority: Fareway Meat Market and FosterAdopt Connect have the final authority regarding all contest-related matters.
Ready to Eat + Help Kids?
Apply to Join the Rib Eating Contest
To apply, create a 1 minute video and complete the form below. The video link can be hosted on the platform of your choice. Your video should answer these questions:
- What’s the name of your hometown?
- Why do you want to eat a bunch of ribs at an event that benefits foster kids?
Contest Application Rules:
- Contestant Applications will be accepted through October 5th.
- Applicants must be available on October 17th to film the livestream event from 10am-11:30am at Fareway Meat Market (1307 W 79th St, Kansas City, MO 64114).
- Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
- Applicant Video should not exceed one minute in length. Sponsor will disqualify entries deemed inappropriate or in violation of the entry requirements.
- From the eligible applicant entries, up to 5 contestants will be selected to participate in the Rib Eating Contest. The selected contestants will be notified by October 9th.
- The selected contestants must sign a release of liability and a video/photograph release prior to participating in the Rib Eating Contest.
- The contestants will have 5 minutes to eat all the ribs they can handle. Whoever eats the most ribs, wins!
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or modify the Contest if it is not capable of completion as planned, including, without limitation, as a result of public health risk, prolonged inclement weather, insufficient number of eligible participants.