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.

Joining us this year, we have The Original Buffalo Wing from the Anchor Bar!

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.

JUST ADDED, Wing Sampler Add on $15 (requires admission ticket).  Get 5 Wings & a Beer from the best wing vendors around Annapolis as voted on recently on Peake Social’s “Chicken Wing Madness”.  SOLD OUT

2023 Tickets are available now and early discounts will be applied at check out.  Get your tickets today!  Check back for updates to the event!

Tickets are non-refundable. NO PETS ALLOWED!

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General Admission

Purchase early for discounts!
$15.00 (Online before April 1)
$20.00 (Online April 1 and at the door)


FREE for 12 & under

Sampler & Tastings ADD ON

Wings:  5 Wings & 1 Beverage, $15
12pm – 2pm (quantities limited, pre-order now!) SOLD OUT
(Beer, Soda or Water)

 2023 Schedule of Events – check back as we add more to our schedule

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
Pretty Big Deal 11:00am – 12:30pm, Main Stage
Joe Fitzmaurice 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Acoustic Stage
4 the Road 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Main Stage
Pepper eating contest 1:30pm – 2:00pm, Pavilion
Spencer Joyce 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Acoustic Stage
Chicken Wing Eating contest* 2:30pm – 3:00pm, Main Stage
Loose Ties 3:00pm – 4:30pm Main Stage
Make your own sauce competition 4:00pm – 4:30pm, Pavilion
Dirk Schwenk 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Acoustic Stage
“Best of Show” judging 4:30pm – 5:00pm, Pavilion
Weird Science 5:00pm – 7:00pm Main Stage
Festival ends. Drive safely! 7:00pm

*Sign up at Green Valley Food Truck
***Schedule subject to change.


Live Music
Live Music
Live Music
Enjoy local bands playing live all day on 2 stages! See schedule above.
Other Food Items
Other Food Items
Other food varieties include:
Karen and the Nut
Funnel Fare
Astral Sugars
Kathy's Mini Donuts
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Sweet Satisfaction
Cup O'Dough
Delmarva Popcorn
The Golden Rose Cakery
Kinda Jerky Really Nutty
and more!
Check out our Vendors!
Check out our beer list!

Kids' Activities
Kids' Activities
Kids' Activities
The kids will have a blast! Includes inflatables, obstacle course, face painting, and more!
Do you have what it takes?
Wing eating competition: Sponsored by Green Valley, Sign up at the Festival.
Pepper eating contest: Sign up at Poppi's
Make your own Wing Sauce: click below for details.
Odyssey Mobile Adventures
Odyssey Mobile Adventures
Join us for "Escape the Room" or "Axe Throwing"
And there's more!
Raging Bull Entertainment
Splatter Paint Room
Mobile Archery

Wing Vendors

Anchor Bar
Old Fireman’s BBQ
Kodis Grill
Hot & Fresh Grill

Green Valley
Lisa’s Cakes and Steaks
Aunt Tittys

Virginia Vendor Food Services
Sensenigs Meats
Good Times Catering

Smokey Oak BBQ
Two Guys Grill & Pub
Olde Town Pub Wing Wagon
Takoma Station Wingery



Frequently Asked Questions

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

General admission is $20 at the door,  kids under 12 are free with ticket.  Check our ticket page for advance ticket pricing.  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 or food.

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.  However Purchase Protection can be added at check out for an additional fee.  Please thoroughly read the terms and conditions.

What is the Cancellation Policy in case of inclement weather?

The Maryland Chicken Wing Festival operates rain or shine. Follow our social media pages and website for updates regarding severe weather/acts of nature. 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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