Q: My restaurant is interested in participating at WingFest… where can I get more information about how to enter?
Q: How much are tickets?
A: General Admission tickets are $35 ($15 off – early bird special, through the end of February)then they go up to $50 and VIP tickets are $100.
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 Chicago WingFest.
Q: What’s included with a VIP ticket?
A: Everything included in a general admission ticket plus: 7 drink Tickets, goodie bag,early entry one hour prior to general admission, 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: Is this a “21 and over” event?
A: No, All ages are allowed, but need a ticket. Photo ID needed for alcohol.
Q: Will there be tickets available at the event?
A: WingFest usually sells out quickly, so it’s unlikely that there will be tickets left at the door. Bottom line: buy ‘em early!
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. Outside containers are not allowed this year with the new venue as well.
Q: When is the best time to show up?
A: We recommend arriving before 1pm, which is when the doors to WingFest open for general admission. Doors open at noon for VIPs & media.
Q: Is WingFest accessible via the CTA or other public transportation?
A: UIC Pavilion is accessible via the CTA Blue Line as well as several city buses.
Q: Is there parking nearby?
A: Yes, UIC has paid parking lots & garages available in the area.
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.