Q: I’ve never been to WingFest before… what should I expect?
A: You can expect music, beer, cocktails, great times and unlimited WINGS!
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 WingFest.
Q: What’s included with a VIP ticket?
A: Everything included in a General Admission ticket plus: Five (5) drink tickets, parking spot, goodie bag, and access to the VIP 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: Will tailgating be allowed at WingFest?
A: Due to the new location at UIC Pavillion and their parking lot rules and regulations, tailgating will no longer be allowed at WingFest.
Q: Is this a “21 and over” event?
A: Yes, ticket holders must be over the age of 21 to enter. Under 21 permitted with legal guardian only.
Q: How can tickets be purchased?
Q: Will there be tickets available at the event?
A: WingFest sells out within seconds, so we cannot promise that there will be tickets left at the door. Bottom line: buy ‘em early!
Q: Are 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 can eat as many wings as you’d like until you’re uncomfortably full.
Q: Can I get some wings to-go?
A: This is not a to-go event. No wings will be allowed to leave the site.
Q: What is the best time to show up?
A: We recommend arriving before1pm, which is when the doors to WingFest open.
Q: Is WingFest accessible via the CTA or other public transportation?
A: The blue line stops at Racine a block away from UIC Pavillion (525 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60607) 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 is a large parking lot across the street available for on-site parking, but we recommend using public transportation.
Q: Are pets allowed at WingFest?
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?
Q: What is the judging process that determines the “Best of Fest” winner?
A: Our judging is based on a double-blind process, based on appearance, aroma and taste. The highest combined score from each category dictates the “Best Of Fest” winner!
Q: My restaurant is interested in participating at WingFest… where can I get more information about how to enter?
A: Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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@rushanddivision.com.