The Southern Hot Wing Festival is a celebration of the chicken hot wing, the drummie, the flat, flap, and everything in between. Established in 2003 by a local Memphain who felt that the South had more to offer than just amazingly great BBQ, the Southern Hot Wing festival has become a staple event each April bringing with it the warmth and the fire to usher in the Spring!

Supported by numerous dedicated local sponsors, contributors, team participants, bands, and volunteers all raising money to benefit a great local charity, The Ronald McDonald House. This event continues to grow and expand in its size and reach into the generous pockets of Mid-Southerners. Now in its 14th year, it has officially become an annual Memphis tradition.

The fun and excitement of the event include a wing-cooking contest, wing eating contest, live bands, silent auction, kids corner, and much more! The event is open to the general public on April 23rd from 11 am to 7 pm.

As in years past the event will again pack the street with the sweet smell of hot wings, terrific music and entertainment, which the whole family can enjoy. So if you are looking to participate in the contest or are just a fellow hot wing affcionado, you are warmly invited for a taste bud blasting, fun and enjoyable experience here at the 2016 Southern Hot Wing Festival. So bring your kids, bring your friends and come pig out on some great wings from the best teams around!

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