With such a renowned and eclectic food scene here in Birmingham, there’s no better place to host a foodie festival, including one dedicated to everything chicken wings. The world’s largest chicken wing festival is returning to Birmingham. Wing Fest pays homage to one of the top poultry dishes.
Taking place on August 25 – 27 at The Bond in Digbeth, the huge outdoor area will be transformed by the festival organisers and Digbeth Dining Club into a poultry eating, music thumping, axe throwing, beer and bourbon drinking space of epic proportion. Birmingham Wing Fest will showcase a range of restaurants, street food traders and pop-ups. Who will all display their culinary talents and compete against each other over a whopping 100,000 drums and flats to decide who really makes the best wings in the UK.
The competition will be split into two categories: the best buffalo wing; the battle for who can execute the perfect classic spicy sauce, and the best wild wing; where the traders can let their creativity run wild with flavours and toppings to transform a humble chicken wing into a flavour explosion. The Birmingham festival will see an insane amount of wings served by 15 different street food traders, restaurants and BBQ teams.
Last years event saw the likes of popular London traders such as Chick n Sours, Slim Chickens and Poor Boys in the second city, as well as local favourites such as The Magic Wingdom, Buddha Belly and Yard Birds, compete for the titles. Many will be competing again this year to win your vote and guarantee their spot in the Hall of Flame.
Wing Fest’s competitions will be held on both days, and it’s set to get seriously heated with the UK’s hottest wing challenge. Deadly and renowned for the carnage it causes. If you’re a true wing aficionado though, then it’s time for the Bull’s-Eye Wing Eating competition hosted by the Food Review Club, where ticket holders who are hungry and brave enough, compete against each other to see who can eat the most chicken wings. It’s going to get messy, is all we’re going to say…
Birmingham Wing Fest goers can also expect plenty of beer, entertainment including live blues music, brass bands, axe throwing, BBQ cooking demonstrations, and cocktails and bourbon master classes, alongside DJs playing summer party vibe tunes into the night – complete with a wing in hand no less.
Tickets are available on the Wing Fest website and start from £18.50.