Q: I’ve never been to WingFest before… what should I expect?

A: Words cannot describe… but our YouTube video can!

Q: What’s included with a General Admission ticket?

A: Access to the event, including: unlimited wings from some of the best wing-slingin’ chefs in Chicagoland, live music, raffles, eating contests, games, and a first-hand witness of the madness that is Chicago WingFest.

Q: What’s included with a VIP ticket?

A: Everything included in a General Admission ticket plus: Five (5) drink tickets, a parking pass, goodie bag, and access to the VIP balcony area with a great view of the event. (NOTE: Red Bull cocktails and certain premium liquor may require 2 tickets per beverage.)

Q: Will there be alcohol at WingFest?

A: Yes, of course.

Q: Is this a “21 and over” event?

A: Yes, ticket holders must be over the age of 21 to enter.

Q: How can tickets be purchased?

A: Online at: www.ticketweb.com. We’ll post the link under the “Tickets” tab on our website as well.

Q: Will there be tickets available at the event?

A: No tickets will be sold at the venue. They can only be purchased online prior to the event.

Q: If my tickets are purchased too late to receive them in the mail, how do I get in?

A: If you purchase too late to make the mailing deadline, your tickets will be available at the Bailey Auditorium “Will Call” window the day of the event. Please have a valid photo I.D. and the credit card used to purchase the tickets.

Q: My friend purchased my tickets, and I want to pick them up at the event. How do I get them?

A: These are considered “will call” tickets. We are required to verify I.D. to match the purchaser’s record in order to distribute “will call” tickets.

Q: Are any drinks included in the ticket price?

A: With VIP tickets only, five (5) drink tickets will be included. No drink tickets are provided with a General Admission ticket.

Q: How many wings do I get to eat with my ticket?

A: As a ticket holder, you may eat as many wings that are available during the event.

Q: Can I get some wings to-go?

A: No, please refrain from bringing to-go containers.

Q: What is the best time to show up?

A: We recommend arriving before 1pm, which is when the doors to WingFest open.

Q: Is WingFest accessible via the CTA or other public transportation?

A: Both the pink and green line trains have stops that are within a couple of blocks of The Bailey Auditorium, 1340 W. Washington in Chicago, and there are several CTA buses that travel throughout the area. TIP: Use the CTA’s Trip Planner to help.

Q: Is there parking?

A: There will be limited on-site parking available. If you purchase a VIP ticket, parking is included.

Q: Are pets allowed at your event?

A: No, Chicago Municipal Health Code prohibits admittance of any pets at this event.

Q: If I have pre-registered for the Wing Eating Competition, do I need to purchase a ticket to the event?

A: Yes, the eating competition is only available to valid ticket holders.

Q: I just can’t get enough… Where can I find more WingFesters and info about the event?

A: You’re not alone! Join the fun with us on Twitter and Facebook, and you can subscribe to our email list.

Q: What is the judging process that determines the “Best of Fest” winner?

A: We recently added a blurb on the “About” page describing just that.

Q: My restaurant is interested in participating at WingFest… where can I get more information on how to enter?

A: Email us at newcompetitor@wingfest.net for an information package, or call us Monday – Friday at 312-664-6656 x124.


For more info about Chicago WingFest, please call 312-664-6656 x124 or email MattK@wingfest.net.

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