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The world’s largest chicken wing festival: Wing Fest, is making its debut appearance in the West Midlands for the first time ever this August, paying homage to one of the world’s favourite dishes. Birmingham Wing Fest is set to take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August 2022, at Digbeth Loc, Fazelely Street. Wing Fest have teamed up with Digbeth Dining Club to transform the huge outdoor area and warehouse into a poultry eating, music thumping, axe throwing, beer and bourbon drinking space of epic proportion.

The inaugural event will follow in the footsteps of its highly popular London, Manchester, Bristol, and Derby counterparts. Birmingham Wing Fest will showcase a range of restaurants, street food traders and pop-ups, who will display their culinary talents and compete against each other over a whopping 100,000 drums and flats, to answer the age-old question of who makes the best wings in the UK?

The competition is 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 eruption.

Popular London traders such as Chick n Sours, Slim Chickens and previous champions Poor Boys will be looking to bring the trophy home, alongside local favourites such as The Magic Wingdom, Buddha Belly and Yard Birds, as well as previous Wing Fest award winners, the famed Greidy’s Wings and Strips. All will be competing to win your vote and guarantee their spot in the Hall of Flame. 6000 chicken wing fans will have the opportunity to cast their votes across each of the two categories.

Wing Fest’s legendary competitions will be held on both days and it’s set to get seriously heated with the deadly Lava Wing Challenge. Hosted by Clifton Chilli Club, it’s the UK’s hottest wing challenge, renowned for the carnage it causes and strictly for the brave. If you’re a true wing aficionado, then sign up for the Bull's-Eye Wing Eating competition hosted by Food Review Club. Competitors who are hungry enough, compete against each other to see who can eat the most chicken wings in the fastest time - easily the messiest spectacle across the two days.

Birmingham Wing Fest goers can expect plenty of beer from Meantime Brewery, entertainment including live blues music, brass bands, axe throwing, games and BBQ cooking demonstrations. Cocktails and bourbon master classes will be hosted by Horse With No Name and Jameson’s Orange, plus there will be DJs playing summer party vibe tunes into the night.

Birmingham Wing Fest tickets are now on sale. Tickets from £17.50 for early birds and £20 thereafter with kids (under 12) going free. Tickets include a Wing Fest signature trucker hat, free access to all entertainment, fairground rides, live music, competitions, masterclasses, cooking demonstrations and games.