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Chicken Wing Celebration Wing Fest Returns To The UK This Summer

Jess Hardiman

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Chicken Wing Celebration Wing Fest Returns To The UK This Summer

While some people are arguing over whether they're a breast or thigh person, many other chicken lovers out there have something else on their plate, shunning the bigger joints in favour of chicken wings - the tasty little morsels that may be fiddly to tackle, but are downright delicious.

Wings have become such a popular snack that there's even a whole festival dedicated to it called Wing Fest - and, as luck would have it, it's returning to the UK very soon.

A 'celebration of the almighty chicken wing', Wing Fest brings together wing aficionados from near and far to pay homage to one of the world's favourite snacks.


With individual portions of wings costing just £1, punters can eat their way around the festival to decide which one they liked best, before voting for their number one to be crowned winners of The Official UK Chicken Wing Awards.

"Restaurants, street food traders, BBQ teams and pop-ups compete to see who really does do the best wings in the UK," the Wing Fest website says.

"All wings are £1 and will be sold in individual joints (drums or flats) to allow voters to try as many wings as possible from each of the contestants."

Promising to be 'bigger than ever before', for this summer's festival it will travel to three cities across the course of three weekends.


Things will kick off in Bristol on 8 and 9 May, before moving over to Manchester on 15 and 16 July. The festival then concludes in London on 25 and 26 July.

As well as being able to vote for your favourite wing slingers, the event also promises everything from axe throwing and fairground rides, through to bourbon masterclasses, live demos, musicians and DJs.

There will also be BBQ cooking demos and hot sauce making demos so that you can recreate the magic at home.


And if you really think you've for what it takes, there's also a wing eating competition, in which contestants must eat as many wings as possible in the allotted time, before the lucky winner is crowned King or Queen of Wings.

Check out the Wing Fest Instagram to browse through the traders you can check out at the festival this summer. Be prepared to drool.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Food, News, Chicken

Jess Hardiman
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