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 $50, General Admission Plus Early Entry tickets are $75, and VIP tickets are $100. Our Wingfest Fans (those who subscribe to our email list—make sure to sign up!) will get first dibs access to all tickets and a $10 discount before they are released to the public. Tickets are are available for purchase online via the link below or in person at the Credit Union 1 Arena @ UIC (525 S. Racine Ave, Chicago, IL).
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 General Admission Plus Early Entry ticket?
A: Everything included in a general admission ticket plus: early entry one hour prior to general admission, 5 domestic beer tickets, and access to the stage right beer bar.
Q: What’s included with a VIP ticket?
A: Everything included in a general admission ticket plus: early entry one hour prior to general admission, 7 drink tickets, 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: Are kids allowed into Wingfest?
Kids under the age of 10 will not be admitted into Wingfest. Attendees will be walking around with hot food and enjoying alcoholic beverages. Although we like to instill a love of wings for future generations to come, we believe it is best for all guests’ experiences to only admit children over 10. Everyone who attends, regardless of age, needs a ticket.
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.
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