Wing Fest celebrates tenth anniversary with 2024 UK tour

Coming to six different cities around the UK, Wing Fest 2024 is bigger than ever promising eating competitions, live music and boatloads of wings.

Updated on • Written By Holly Butterfield

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Wing Fest celebrates tenth anniversary with 2024 UK tour

Celebrating its ten year anniversary this year, Wing Fest 2024 is coming back bigger than ever before, adding two new locations to this year's tour as well as wings from all the best traders in the game. For those not in the know, Wing Fest is the world's largest chicken wing festival, popping up in cities across the UK from May to October 2024.


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Wing Fest will tour across six major UK cities, and each will showcase independent sellers competing to make the 'Best Buffalo Wing', 'Best Wild Wing' and 'Best BBQ Wing'. You can expect to see several top traders such as ThunderbirdBone DaddiesPoor Boys, Jack Blumenthal’s Ginger Wings, Wingmans and many more, with an estimated one million wings set to be devoured across the six weekends. One thing's for certain, there'll be plenty to go around!

boxes of wings from Wing Fest

London's festival will see guest judges such as Michelin-starred Andy Beynon (Behind), Food Network TV host and chef, Judy Joo, and rapper Professor Green awarding prizes to the winners. Visitors will also be invited to place their votes across these three categories. 


As far as entertainment goes, festival goers can expect a number of wing-based eating challenges, from eating the hottest wings to seeing who can eat the most in a limited time. Be sure to sign yourself up if you think you've got what it takes! But it's not just about the wings - you can expect tipples from Tiny Rebel and a selection of sauces courtesy of the Flying Goose Brand, perfect for dipping.

swings at Wings Fest

Plus, there'll be entertainment for all the family with axe throwing, arcade games, bourbon masterclasses and plenty of live music. 

The festival was founded by wing enthusiast Richard Thacker, who comes from a long line of chicken farmers and has spent time as a street food trader. He launched Wing Fest ten years ago, as a way to showcase independent sellers and businesses from across the country with this legacy set to continue in 2024.


  • Derby, Bustler Market: 17th, 18th, 19th May 
  • London, London Stadium: 26th, 27th, 28th July
  • Norwich, Junkyard Market (NEW): 16th, 17th, 18th August
  • Bristol, Bristol Amphitheatre: 6th, 7th, 8th September
  • Sheffield, Peddler Market (NEW): 18th, 19th, 20th October
  • Manchester: postponed until 2025

Early bird tickets are on sale now from £19.50, with prices going up to £40 depending on date and location. Tickets include a Wing Fest trucker hat as well as access to fairground rides, eating competitions, live music and plenty more. Interested? Click here to buy tickets and find out more

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