Birmingham has got one of the best street food scenes in the UK - and its chicken wing entrepreneurs are totally key to the scene.
There’s so much more to this tasty little snack than you could possibly imagine, unless you’ve been lucky to try it out for yourself already!
One of the most celebrated chicken wing outlets in Birmingham is Greidy’s Wings & Strips on Fordhouse Lane in Stirchley, or as some of the locals are calling it - the Independent Republic of Stirchley.
This tasty little outlet Greidy’s recently set the scene for the launch of Wing Fest which is taking place in Digbeth this weekend (August 13 & 14).
It is billed as the world’s largest chicken wing festival and it’s looking tasty following its hugely successful events in London, Manchester, Bristol and Derby.
The Wing Fest team are working with Digbeth Dining Club to make it an event to remember. All the action will be taking place at Digbeth Loc on Fazeley Street - a huge warehouse and outdoor area with plenty of place for eating, drinking beer and bourbon and more, live music, and - not to forget - axe throwing!
Local favourites The Magic Wingdom, Buddha Belly and the Yard Birds will be starring alongside Greidy’s. They will be joined by a host of London traders including Chick n Sours, Slim Chickens and previous champions Poor Boys.
And there will be a hot cook off competition to find out the answer to the age old question - who makes the best wings in the UK.
So just how competitive is this competition going to be?
Wing Fest’s legendary competitions will be held on both days and it’s set to get seriously heated with the deadly Lava Wing Challenge. Hosted by Clifton Chilli Club, it’s the UK’s hottest wing challenge, renowned for the carnage it causes and strictly for the brave.
If you’re a true wing aficionado, then sign up for the Bull’s-Eye Wing Eating competition hosted by Food Review Club. Competitors who are hungry enough, compete against each other to see who can eat the most chicken wings in the fastest time - easily the messiest spectacle across the two days.
What about the drinks and entertainment - anything really special?
Birmingham Wing Fest goers can expect plenty of beer from Meantime Brewery, entertainment including live blues music, brass bands, axe throwing, games and BBQ cooking demonstrations.
Cocktails and bourbon master classes will be hosted by Horse With No Name and Jameson’s Orange, plus there will be DJs playing summer party vibe tunes into the night.
So when and where is it again?
Birmingham Wing Fest is set to take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August 2022, at Digbeth Loc, Fazelely Street.
Birmingham Wing Fest tickets are now on sale. Tickets from £17.50 for early birds and £20 thereafter with kids (under 12) going free. Tickets include a Wing Fest signature trucker hat, free access to all entertainment, fairground rides, live music, competitions, masterclasses, cooking demonstrations and games. To get your go to Wing Fest Birmingham
Address: Digbeth Loc, Fazeley Street, B5 5RS
For updates follow @wingfestuk on social media
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