Out on the town

Michigan Chicken Wing Festival


Adado Riverfront Park 

201 E. Shiawassee St., Lansing 

Saturday, Sept. 3-Sunday, Sept. 4 


2-9 p.m. 


 This weekend, the Michigan Chicken Wing Festival returns with an impressive variety of wings, live music, pro wrestling, spirits, craft vendors and more. According to its website, “This festival is not about how many wing vendors participate; it’s more about the different flavors of wings you can buy at the festival.” 

 For the wing-munching pros, a chicken-wing eating contest will crown one lucky winner as the Michigan Chicken Wing Festival king or queen. And for those looking for an enhanced experience, VIP beverage tent tickets are available. 

 Worth noting: wing samples are available at select vendors only — food vendors will have wings for purchase (not giving them out). There is a limited number of advance Wing Sampling tickets, which “guarantees you wings.” Another pro tip: since no seating is provided, attendees should bring lawn chairs, bean bags or blankets. 

 Aside from tasty food and drinks, the festival also serves as a fundraiser for the event organizer, Against All Odds, a 501(c)3 non-profit “serving the underserved community of Ingham County, cancer patients and survivors with their imminent needs.” A portion of the proceeds benefits the foundation.  


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