Football season might be over, but chicken wings are always in season around here. Last year’s Austin Chicken Wing Festival sold out before you could say, “Don’t forget the ranch dressing.”
That’s why you need to know that this year’s Austin Chicken Wing Festival is coming back on Sunday, May 20 at the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, 6020 Dillard Circle.
From 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, the event ( tickets here) will feature unlimited wing tastings from nearly two dozen of Austin’s best chefs and restaurants, including last year’s winner, Chi’lantro. There will be a panel of judges and the audience can vote as well. The bravest of them will be competing in a flaming hot chicken wing-eating contest.
Tickets will be available this Friday, March 30. Little Wing ticket holders ($38) will enjoy unlimited chicken wings from 1 to 5 p.m. Hot Wing ticket holders ($70) will also have early access at noon as well as access to a VIP section that will feature a private bar and an exclusive restaurant vendor.
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A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts to fund a student scholarship. The event, hosted by SGD Events, will occur rain or shine and ticket refunds are not available. Children under the age of 3 do not need a ticket to enter the Festival.
For $35, you can try unlimited wing tastings from 1 to 5 p.m., but for $65, you can upgrade to a VIP ticket to get early entry and drinks. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.