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(CHICAGO, IL) – It sells out every year, and there’s no other event like it; it’s Chicago’s Best WingFest.  Back again for its fifteenth year on Sunday, February 23, 2014, WingFest will return to the Bailey Auditorium located at 1340 West Washington in Chicago, from 1pm to 5pm. WingFest is complete with tailgating, a nearly endless supply of Chicago’s best chicken wings, competitive wing eating, five categories of wing competition, and lots of fun!  Check out some of the video highlights of 2013 here:


The first block of 400 tickets went quietly on sale on Wednesday, December 11 and sold out within minutes.  The second block of 400 tickets will go on sale on Thursday, January 2 and the last and third block of 400 tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, January 22.  A pair of “VIP Best Seats in the House” will be given away via, and other general admission and VIP tickets will be given away on WingFest’s Facebook and Twitter accounts leading up to the big day, Sunday, February 23, 2014.  Tickets may be purchased directly at Attendees must be 21 and over.


Each year around 25 local wing-slinging eateries enter WingFest.  Participating establishments may enter their wings of choice into two of the following categories:  Mild Wings, Hot Wings, BBQ Wings and Exotic Wings.  The following were proclaimed winners in 2013, in a double-blind judged competition:  Best Mild WingGators Wing Shack, Best Hot WingMahoney’s Pub & Grille, Best BBQ WingMahoney’s Pub & Grille, Best Exotic WingTap House Grill and earning the most cumulative points for the coveted Best of the FestTap House Grill.


And it is all for a good cause! To date, WingFest has raised over $140,000 for various charities, and once again this year, Chicago Neighbors United [], a community based organization which provides educational scholarships to inner city youth, is happy to be the beneficiary of this top-of-the-line good time.


Returning again this year to host and celebrity judge WingFest is 93XRT’s very own, Lin Brehmer. With his wingman, Chicken-Man, pumping the crowd, Lin will be providing the play by play for the “Lord of the Wings” eating contest, and one of the most talked about highlights.


General admission tickets will be $30.  This price includes all the wings one can eat, live music from Cadillac Dave and the Chicago Redhots, a raffle ticket, continuous sponsor giveaways and loads of surprises. There will also be VIP tickets available for $65 which will include all of the above plus a limited drink package, parking pass, goody bag, and access to the VIP area.

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