Event Registration - Idaho Black Community Alliance
2024 Boise Soul Food Rib Eating Contest
1/1/2024 - 8/10/2024

Location: Julia Davis Park, 700 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

There are currently 98 spots remaining out of 100

Event Description

Boise Soul Food Festival
Rib Eating Contest

Eligibility: Contest is open to anyone 18 years or older. Valid ID must be brought to the competition site.

Contest Details: The contest is open to the general public. There will be only one competition to be announced during the festival and will be limited to only 5 contestants. Contestants will be chosen through a drawing. system.


To Enter: Carefully read the Official Contest Rules for the Rib Challenge including the waiver of liability
  • Contestants will compete against each other and the clock. The object is to eat as many Bar-B-Que Ribs, as possible within an allotted time frame.  
  • No alcoholic beverages may be consumed during the competition.
  • Contestants must not touch any ribs until the starting signal.
  • Contestants must stop eating at the ending signal, to be announced before beginning the contest.
  • Contestants will be given a determined tray of ribs.
  • The winner (s) will be determined by the most ribs eating in the allotted time frame.
  • Contestants who suffer a reversal of fortune and/or urges contrary to swallowing will be disqualified (and possibly laughed at).
  • Eaters must hold down the meat for a determined period of time after the contest.
  • The "Chipmunking Rule" will be in effect, which means that any meat placed in the contestants. mouth at the very end of the contest must be swallowed within 30 seconds.
  • In the event of a tie the winner will be determined by a one-minute "Rib-off".
  • 1st Place $100.
  • 2nd Place $50.
  • 3rd Place $25.
Acknowledgment Of Risks and Waiver of Liability

The contestant acknowledges that there are risks of personal injury, illness, and possible loss of life, and risks of damage to or loss of personal property, which may result from participating in this contest. Contestant, as a condition of entry agrees to indemnify and hold harmless The Boise Soul Food Festival, The Idaho Back Community Alliance and affiliated companies, their vendors, their advertising, promotion, and public relations agencies, co-sponsoring companies, and their affiliates and agencies, the City Boise, Boise Parks, and their affiliates and agencies from any claims and costs, including attorneys' fees, arising from or in connection with participation in this contest or the receipt or use of any prize, except where such claims or costs arising out of the indemnified party's gross negligence.

Final Authority: The Idaho Black Community Alliance/Boise Soul Food Festival has the final authority regarding all contest-related matters.  Rules and prizes are subject to change at the discretion of the Idaho Black Community Alliance/Boise Soul Food Festival.



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