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The Great Midwest Rib Fest World Rib-Eating Championship

Location: Prior Lake, MN
Date: 07-27-2024

Who do you think will win? Tell us!

Craving adventure? Brace yourself for a gastronomic spectacle at The Great Midwest Rib Fest World Rib Eating Championship, where competitive eating meets a feast of flavors. Join us on Saturday, July 27th, 2024, in the heart of the action at The Great Midwest Rib Fest hosted by Mystic Lake Casino. This is where legends are made, and rib records are devoured!

Devour the Competition Dive into a sea of the juiciest ribs you’ve ever laid eyes on, prepared to perfection, challenging contenders to eat their way to victory in just 12 minutes. With Miki Sudo winning with a dominant 5.2lb showing last year, this year’s participants are hungry to make their mark. Who will rise as the new rib champion in this sizzling showdown?

A Decade of Deliciousness Celebrating its 10th anniversary, The Great Midwest Rib Fest encapsulates the spirit of summer with ribs cooked by the country's top pitmasters. Combine this with the electrifying backdrop of the top competitive eaters in the world, and you’ve got a recipe for exhilaration and entertainment that’s hard to beat.

Join the Feast Ready to be part of something legendary? Whether you're competing, cheering, or just here for the ribs and good vibes, don’t miss out on this pinnacle of summer fun. Mark your calendar for July 27th, and be a part of the action that makes this event unforgettable. Dive into the festivities where history is made, one rib at a time!

$4,000 Total Prize Purse 1st - $2,000 2nd - $1,000 3rd - $600 4th - $300 5th - $100

The contest will take place at 2:00 PM CT on Saturday, July 27th 2024, at The Great Midwest Rib Fest, held in the Dolan Lot at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW, Prior Lake, MN 55372!


Follow the lights to maximum fun. Go for the win playing slots, blackjack and bingo on one of the largest gaming floors east of Vegas. Grab a bite or a brew at distinctive bars and restaurants. Let loose with free live entertainment every weekend. Relax in luxurious hotel rooms and suites. Pamper yourself with indulgent spa treatments. Make a splash in the indoor atrium pool. Hit the greens on an award-winning championship golf course. The Midwest’s premier entertainment destination is open 24/7, just minutes from Minneapolis, St. Paul and Mall of America®.

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It’s Summer at the Lake and The Great Midwest Rib Fest returns for its 10th anniversary! Mystic Lake® is proud to host this three-day extravaganza filled with mouthwatering ribs and scrumptious sides from some of the top pitmasters in the country. But that's not all—there's also a star-studded lineup of free outdoor concerts to keep you entertained all weekend long. Don’t miss out on the ultimate summer festival, packed with fun, food and music!

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*All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and fully acknowledge and understand the inherent dangers and risks associated with participating in an eating contest. The applicant further acknowledges and understands that the MLE/IFOCE coordinates with event sponsor(s) to select and approve eligible participants, and that the MLE/IFOCE shall decide, at its sole discretion, whether an applicant is eligible to participate in any eating event, and/or related activities. The MLE/IFOCE may revoke an applicant's eligibility to participate in the eating contest, or related activities, at any time, for any reason, at its sole discretion. The MLE/IFOCE and the event sponsors reserve the right, at any time, to change any and all details concerning the event, including, e.g., time, duration, location and prize structure.

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