FAQS (Manchester)
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What is Wing Fest?

Wing Fest is a celebration of the mighty chicken wing. Restaurants, street food traders, bbq teams and pop-ups compete to see who really does do the best wings in the UK.


All wings are £1 and will be sold in individual joints (drums or flats) to allow voters to try as many wings as possible from each of the contestants.  


For the greediest of wing eaters among you, the incredibly popular Wing Eating Competition takes place on both event days. 


Dr Sweetsmoke’s deadly Lava Wing Challenge, which causes carnage every year, will also be held on both event days this year.

We'll have charismatic BBQ chefs ruling the roost on the Chicken Shed stage.  Here you can expect tantalising cooking demonstrations and bbq tips.

Returning for 2019 will be fairground attractions, roaming musicians, live entertainment, bourbon master classes, wing roulette wheels, and new for this year, axe throwing!

There will be live blues music through out both event days, as well as DJs playing summer party vibe tunes into the night.

Event times

Saturday Mid day – 21:00.

Last entry 20:00

Sunday: Mid day – 21:00

Last entry 20:00

There will be no re-entry on either days.

Please refer to your specific entry times stated on your ticket.

​Directions & Travel info


Wing Fest is being held at a brand new space, that does not yet have an official name. The best way to get there is to head south on First Street, and you will be lead directly to the event. Look out for the Wing Fest way finders from First Street. The postcode for First Street is M15 4FN.



Is There Parking?

The closest parking is at First Street, where there are 700 public spaces.


Weather & Clothing

This event is taking place outside and we hope for a sunny day but please prepare for any weather conditions that may be advised.

How much do wings cost?

All wings cost £1 each, and will be sold in individual joints (drums or flats) to allow voters to try as many wings as possible from each of the contestants. We advise that you do not rely solely on card transactions and bring cash with you for this event.

Food Allergies

Allergen information will be available upon arrival. Please be aware that no food and drink will be allowed to be brought into the event site except in limited circumstances on proven medical grounds. Water refill points will be available.


Manchester traders who have confirmed they are serving Halal wings are Parmogeddon, Drums and Flats, Greidy’s Wings, Tom’s Kitchen, Yum Yums Caribbean. More traders may be serving Halal on the day. Please confirm with all traders before purchasing.

Do children get in free?

Children under 12 get in a free providing they have a free ticket and must be accompanied by a paying adult. There are a limited number of free child tickets available, once these have sold out we are unable to release any more. All children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult. Infants in arms do not require a ticket.

Filming & Photography

By purchasing a ticket for a Wing Fest event and by entering the premises of the event site you consent to being filmed and photographed and that your image may be used for promotional purposes. 

Ticket Queries 


If you have purchased a ticket, all ticket queries need to be directed to Design My Night.

Disabled Carer Tickets

Please contact wings@wingfest.co.uk to get a free disabled carer ticket valid with a full paying adult ticket. You will need to provide proof of receipt of DLA or PIP to qualify for the disabled carer ticket. We do also accept doctors letters in some circumstances.

Eating Competitions

Spaces are limited, and all competitions are very popular. Ticket holders can sign up on the day. Announcements will be made from the main stage when the sign up is open.

Can I bring my pet?

This is a food event so unfortunately pets are not allowed.

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