Maryland Chicken Wing Festival

SATURDAY, April 1, 2023, 11am – 7pm
Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 General’s Highway, Crownsville, MD

ABC Events is excited to bring you the 9th annual Maryland Chicken Wing Festival. Join us and enjoy wings from some of the best establishments around.

Again this year we are offering a late admission ticket in the afternoon for anyone who can’t join us for the whole day. 

Admission includes entrance and free parking to the event. This is a family friendly event, with lots of activities, music, and good food and drink!

Children under 12 are free but will still need a Children’s ticket.

2023 Tickets will be available soon.  Check back for updates to the event!

Tickets are non-refundable. NO PETS ALLOWED!

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After 4:00 pm



$TBD – Active Duty or Retired Service Member/ Seniors 65 +  ID required


FREE for 12 & under

 2022 Schedule of Events

Things to Do Time
Festival Doors Open 11:00am
Check out our flip boxes below for more activities
Odyssey Mission Escape Room 11:00am – close, Lower hill
Enclosed Axe Throwing 11:00am – close, Lower hill
Laser Tag 11:00am – close, Lower hill
Musik Konnekt 11:00am – 12:00pm Main Stage
Freak Flag Fly 12:00pm – 1:30pm Acoustic Stage
Whiskey Days 12:30pm – 1:45pm Main Stage
Acousticafe 2:00pm – 3:30pm Acoustic Stage
Shiftwork 2:15pm – 3:30pm Main Stage
Chicken Wing Eating contest* 3:30pm – 4:15pm, Main Stage
Dirk Schwenk 4:00pm – 5:30pm Acoustic Stage
The Reagan Years 4:15pm – 5:15 Main Stage
Ice Cream Eating contest** 5:15pm – 6:00pm, Main Stage
The Reagan Years 6:00pm – 7:00pm Main Stage
Festival ends. Drive safely! 7:00pm

*Sign up at Green Valley Food Truck
**Sign up at Sweet Satisfaction Ice Cream Truck
***Schedule subject to change.

2022 Entertainment

Do you have what it takes?
Wing eating competition sponsored by Green Valley.
Ice Cream eating competition sponsored by Sweet Satisfaction.
Other Food Items
Other Food Items
Other food varieties include:
Karen and the Nut
Greer's Kettle Corn
Funnel Fare
Kathy's Mini Donuts
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Sweet Satisfaction
Cup O'Dough
and more!
Live Music
Live Music
Live Music
Enjoy local bands playing live all day on 2 stages! See schedule above.
Check out our Vendors!
Kids' Activities
Kids' Activities
Kids' Activities
The kids will have a blast! Includes inflatables, obstacle course, face painting, and more!
Check out our beer list!

Odyssey Mobile Adventures
Odyssey Mobile Adventures
Join us for "Escape the Room" or "Axe Throwing"
And there's more!
Laser Tag and more

2022 Wing Vendors

The Firefighting BBQ Team
Kodis Grill
Hot & Fresh Grill

Aunt Tittys
Lisa’s Cakes and Steaks
Green Valley

Virginia Vendor Food Services
PKG’S Mobile Kitchen
Golden Grillz

Smokey Oak BBQ
Blue Dog BBQ



Frequently Asked Questions

How much do tickets cost and where can I purchase them?

General admission is $TBD,  kids under 12 are free with ticket.  Military discount available for Active Duty and Retired Service members only, with ID.  We suggest that tickets be purchased online.  Don’t get left out.  Get your tickets early!

Does admission include "all-you-can-drink"?

No, admission does not include beverages.

Is there food available?

Food vendors will be in operation at the Maryland Chicken Wing Festival.  General Admission does not include food.   Wings will be sold $2.00 per wing, and all other food items will be priced as marked.  All food is on a cash/credit basis.

Is there a dress code or prohibited attire?

Profanity or obscene gestures/references on any part of visible clothing/jackets/hats etc is not allowed.  Attendee will be asked to remove items and/or refused admittance.  Refunds will not be given.

Are pets allowed?

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the county fairgrounds.

Are tickets refundable?

No, all ticket sales are final and non-refundable.

What is the Cancellation Policy in case of inclement weather?

The Maryland Chicken Wing Festival operates rain or shine, so no refunds will be available for inclement weather.

Are coolers or outside food allowed?

No, but there are lots of great food vendors to choose from.

Are chairs or pop-up tents allowed?

Pop-up tents are not allowed. Camping and low beach chairs may be set up in the lawn area, but there is plenty of seating around the festival.

Is the festival handicap accessible?

The fairground is accessible for wheelchairs but is not encouraged due to the terrain.

Where is the festival located?

The festival is located at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds.

1450 Generals Hwy, Crownsville, MD 21032

Less thank 5 miles north of the Annapolis Mall on Rt. 178.

Please use the main entrance on General’s Hwy and follow directions from law enforcement and parking volunteers.

Can you recommend transportation?

Transportation options are available from Annapolis Taxi Service – (443) 995-1400

Can you recommend any hotel accomodations?

Yes!  There are discount rooms available for our customers at Country Inn and Suites by Radisson.  Simply go to, put in Annapolis for destination and use the Promotional Code = ABC22.


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