Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I bring my kids?
    Yes! This event is for all ages. Kids five and under are free.
  • Is the festival pet friendly?
    No pets, sorry! Only trained service animals (as defined by the ADA) will be allowed into the festival.
  • I don’t like wings, can I still come?
    Yes, of course! Come out and enjoy the live music, games, and other festivities we’ve got lined up. Some vendors may offer non-wing food items as well.
  • Will there be a wing eating contest?
    Yes! There will be two rounds of wing eating competition. Each round will have five (5) contestants who have one minute to eat as many wings as they can. The winners from each of the two rounds will go head-to-head in a one minute final round to determine our champion.

    • Round 1: 3pm
    • Round 2: 4pm
    • Championship Round: 5pm

If you would like to enter the wing eating contest, visit the Xoso Sports tent when you arrive at the event and you will be able to sign up. The contest is first-come, first-served and may fill quickly. All contestants must be 18+ years old and will be required to sign a release of liability prior to competing.

  • What is the difference between General Admission and VIP?
    • General Admission: $10 in advance / $15 at the door
      Includes a souvenir mug and admission to the festival at 3pm. You can purchase food and beverages at the event.
    • VIP: $45 Only available in advance – not available the day-of the event
      Includes a souvenir mug, early admission at 2pm, twenty wing tickets (= 20 wings), a “Wing Judge” t-shirt, and a voter’s ballot.
  • How do the “wing tickets” and “beer tickets” work?
    In order to keep lines moving, all wings and beer will be sold on a ticket basis. Visit the ticket booths to buy as many wing or beer tickets as you’d like. Wing tickets can be exchanged at any wing vendor for 1 wing per ticket. Each beer ticket will get you one 14oz refill in your souvenir mug.
  • How much are wing/beer tickets?
    Wing tickets = $1 each (one wing per ticket)
    Beer tickets = $5 each (one 14oz pour)
  • What if I have wing/beer tickets left over at closing time?
    Wing tickets and beer tickets expire at the close of the event and are non-refundable so you will want to use them up. The beer can’t leave the park but you are welcome to take your wings home and continue enjoying them after the festival!
  • Are there gluten free options?
    Some wing vendors can cook “naked” wings that aren’t dusted with flour. They may be cooked in the same fryer as other wings, so cross-contamination may occur and they may not be completely gluten free.
  • Do I need ID?
    Yes. Security will be checking IDs at both entrances and giving wristbands to those who are 21+. You MUST have a wristband to purchase beer inside the event. Please have your ID ready as you enter so we can get everyone in quickly.
  • Is there a special entrance for people who save money & buy tickets in advance?
    VIP entrance is at 8th and T Street. General Admission Pre-sale tickets are accepted at both the T street corners of the park. Walk-up ticket sales are only available at the 6th and T street entrance and will be in a separate line.
  • Do they take credit cards at the event?
    No. In order to keep lines moving for everyone, this event is cash only. ATMs will be available but charge a convenience fee of $3.95 per withdrawl.
  • Are there refunds if I can’t attend?
    No, the event is rain or shine and there are no refunds but tickets are transferable so feel free to give your ticket to a friend.

Sponsors

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