Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Event Announcement: 10th Annual Riscky's BBQ Rib-Eating Contest

A press release I received:

Iconic rib-eating contest is part of day-long celebration in honor of the National Day of the American Cowboy

WHAT: Riscky’s Barbeque is hosting its 10th annual rib eating contest on July 23, coinciding with celebratory events hosted by the Fort Worth Stockyards and Stockyards Station in honor of the National Day of the American Cowboy.

WHO: Riscky’s Barbeque, a Fort Worth BBQ legend since 1927, along with Stockyards Station, will challenge 20 barbeque enthusiasts to eat as many Riscky’s beef ribs as possible in 20 minutes. The top two qualifiers will then go head-to-head for the grand prize valued at $500.

WHY: The National Day of the American Cowboy event in Fort Worth was voted the “Best Cowboy Tribute Event” in the U.S. by American Cowboy Magazine and has become an annual staple in the Fort Worth Stockyards. The event provides more than 10,000 attendees with the opportunity to celebrate the history and heritage of the American Cowboy, with family-friendly activities taking place all day including the World Championship Hay Stacking Contest, the Cowboy Celebration Parade, cow milking, watermelon eating, seed-spitting, cow chip throwing, tip-to-tip guessing and much more.

WHEN: Saturday, July 23
  • Riscky’s BBQ Rib Eating Contest: 2:30 p.m.
  • National Day of the American Cowboy celebration: 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
WHERE: Fort Worth Stockyards Station – in front of the Exchange Building
140 East Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164

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 on the north side of Fort Worth, Texas. This original location is still open and operating today after four generations of Riscky family ownership.
Over the past 89 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 in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, a full-service catering department, and a retail sales division. 

Riscky’s is open Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. For more information, call (817) 624-8662 or visit Riscky’s online at,

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