Europe’s Biggest Chicken Wing Festival Is Coming To Manchester

Wing Fest is bringing its poultry wares to Manchester.

Having set its sights on a new venue, the wing-centric two-day festival will turn a little slice of Manchester into a poultry eating, music thumping and beer drinking weekend of epic proportion – click here to get your tickets.

On September 14 and 15, the inaugural Manchester Wing Fest will pitch up in First Street South with more than 20 restaurants, street food traders, BBQ teams and pop-ups. All slinging their drums and flats for a quid a wing in a bid to prove they have the UK’s best and tastiest chicken wings.

Popular traders from London Wing Fest, such as Drum and Flats and We Serve Humans, will be
making an appearance, as well as the three-time winner of the People’s Choice Champions award, Wingmans.

Local kitchens, including Oh My Glaze, Flock, Sutikku, and Parmogeddon, will also feature on the bill. As well as chefs from across the country such as Greidy’s Wings, Birmingham, with more to be announced at a later date. And they’ll all be competing for the titles of ‘Best Buffalo Wing’ or ‘Best Wild Wing’.

Not just a festival for chicken wings, guests will be able to soak up live music from local blues bands, and DJs. They’ll also be able to take part in axe throwing and attend BBQ cooking demonstrations running across the weekend.

The revolutionary Wing Fest app will allow feast-goers to experience ground-breaking augmented reality and immersive experiences, including a chase-the-chicken game, and interact with the live-voting feature.

Those looking for wings with a serious bite can enter Dr Sweetsmok’s legendary Lava Wing Challenge, but be warned; it’s only for the brave. While those who fancy facing up to a mountain of meat can enter the Wing Eating Competition.

One lucky wing-er will play a vital role on the esteemed judging panel, sampling 20
Buffalo Wings and 20 Wild Wings in one day, before presenting the awards on stage. Enter by
tagging a friend on the competition post on the Wing Fest Instagram page.

Manchester Wing Fest tickets are now on sale. Early bird tickets are £17.50 per person until they
sell out. Each ticket will including a free can of Frontier Premium Lager, a bottle of Bull’s-Eye BBQ sauce and a signature Wing Fest Trucker Hat. You would be cluckin’ mad to miss out. Click here to get your tickets.

And if you can’t wait until September, Manchester Wing Fest organisers will be hosting a Pop Up with Earl’s, the London Wing Fest Wild Wing Winner, in a soon-to-be-announced location on August 8, where they’ll be giving away 300 portions of wings.

Check back here for more information.


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