Maryland Chicken Wing Festival

Saturday April 7th, 2018

11am – 7pm
Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds

THANK YOU to all of you for coming this year and thank you to each of our vendors for making it all happen. Special thanks to Mother Nature for not giving us the 8 inches of snow they were calling for earlier in the week.

Click here for the festival program!  You can print it and bring it with you.

ABC Events is excited to bring you the 5th annual Maryland Chicken Wing Festival! On April 7th, we will be taking over the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds from 11am to 7pm. Come taste the best and most inventive chicken wing recipes from our area’s best chefs, all while enjoying a local and regional craft beer selection and live tribute bands.

New this year:

  • Limited number of tickets, so purchase your tickets early
  • More wings!
  • No wing tickets needed.
  • Additional support for traffic and parking (entrance through the main gate off of General’s Hwy)
  • Tribute Bands on the main stage

The Maryland Chicken Wing Festival proudly supports Camp Letts.

The fun begins at 11am, so bring the whole family… there’s fun here for everyone! From food, beer, contests, music, and kids areas, the Maryland Chicken Wing Festival has got something for all ages!

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$7 with ID

First Responders

1st 500 FREE with ID


FREE for 12 & under

 Schedule of Events

Things to Do Time
Festival Doors Open 11:00am
Know Return – Kansas Tribute Band 11:00am – 12:30pm
Stefan Heuer (acoustic stage) 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Earth, Wind, & Fire Tribute Band 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Michael Johnson (acoustic stage) 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Wing Eating Competition* 2:30pm
Speed of Sound – McCartney & WINGS Tribute Band 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Spencer Joyne (acoustic stage) 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Wing Eating Competition* 4:30pm
Hurricane Kevin (acoustic stage) 4:30pm – 5:00pm
Living on a Bad Name – Bon Jovi Tribute Band 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Wing Awards 6:00pm
Festival ends. Drive safely! 7:00pm

*Schedule subject to change. Sign up for competitions at the ABC Events Tent


Do you have what it takes? Sign up at the ABC tent for the wing eating contest.
Other Food Items
Other Food Items
Other food varieties include:
Karen & the Nut, Kettle Corn, Funnel cakes, and more!
Live Music
Live Music
Live Music
Enjoy local bands playing live all day on 2 stages! See schedule above.
Stop by our vendors' tents
Make Your Own Sauce
Make Your Own Sauce
Make Your Own Sauce
Show off your wing sauce skills at Stan & Joe's Tent!
Check out our beer list!
Kids' Activities
Kids' Activities
Kids' Activities
The kids will have a blast! Includes coloring pages, legos, face painting, and more!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

General admission is $12, Military is $7, and kids are free! The 1st 500 First Responders are also free with ID! We suggest that tickets be purchased online.  There will be a limited number of tickets available at the gates.  Don’t get left out.  Get your tickets early!

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

No, admission does not include beverages.

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.

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 for $1, and all other food items will be priced as marked.  All food is on a cash/credit basis.

Can you recommend transportation?

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

Is the festival handicap accessible?

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

Are pets allowed?

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the county fairgrounds.

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.

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.



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