Giddy Up, Roy Rogers Field Takes Shape

On Saturday the Roy Rogers on Buckeystown Road in Frederick, MD (locals call it Fred) will play host to the first ever real roast beef sandwich eating contest - the Roy Rogers Roast Beef Slider Eating World Championship.

The event, which features a $2,500 cash purse, filled up quickly and will feature some of the finest talent in eating. Registrants include Sonya Thomas, Mr. Humble, Wing Kong, Double B Seiken, Wild Bill, Russ Keeler, Pat from Moonachie, Badlands Booker, Pretty Boy, Juliet Lee, Brian Stubich, Crazy Legs and Steve Spinosa.

"Roy Rogers is well known for its real roast beef, savory USDA meat shaved thin and placed on a soft roll," said Mike Antolini of Major League Eating. "What nobody knows, however, is how many of these sandwiches can be consumed in competion. I look forward to that question being answered."

The contest will occur under a tent alongside the busy Buckeystown Road. It will be preceeded by an amateur event, the winner of which will win a trip for two to Florida.