Tickets Are Now on Sale for the 20th Annual “Chicago’s Best WingFest”

Looking for a saucy, spicy Saturday event? Elliott Bambrough hosts the 20th annual Chicago’s Best WingFest on Saturday, April 13, 2019  from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Tickets go on sale for the public on January 14. The event will be held at Credit Union 1 Arena, formerly known as UIC Pavilion (525 S. Racine Ave.) for the third year in a row to accommodate the continued growth of one of the nation’s longest running festivals.

Chicago’s Best WingFest 2019 will accommodate more than 3,000 chicken wing lovers, serving 9,000 plus pounds of wings from over 40 different restaurants for the title of Best BBQ, Hot, Exotic, Mild, & Best of the Fest.

New in 2019:

  • “Best Dressed Booth”: The wings have already been dressed, so now it’s time to dress the booth. Vendors can add some spice and flavor to their booths for a chance be named Best Dressed Booth
  • Chicago PD vs. Chicago Fire: The competition “heats” up with eating contests between the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department for a donation to a local charity.

General Admission tickets cost $50 (Wingfest Email Subscribers receive an Early Bird Access code for $10 off GA tickets before they go on sale to the public), which includes admission, all-you-can-eat wings and access to the day’s entertainment, including games, live music, photo opportunities and eating contests. VIP tickets cost $110 and include all of the above, plus access to VIP balconies, seven drink tickets and a fabulous SWAG bag. Participating restaurants, vendors, entertainment and charity partners will be announced at a later date. Grab tickets early, as this annual event sells out every year!

To purchase tickets, visit