Maryland Chicken Wing Festival

SATURDAY, April 6, 2024, 11am – 7pm
Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 General’s Highway, Crownsville, MD

ABC Events is excited to bring you the 10th annual Maryland Chicken Wing Festival. Join us and enjoy wings from some of the best establishments around.

Admission includes entrance and 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.

Again this year, we will offer our Wing Sampler Add on $15 (requires admission ticket).  Get 5 Wings & a Beer from the best wing vendors around Annapolis. Pickup of the sampler are from 12pm – 2pm.  Samplers are limited so act quickly.

Tickets are non-refundable. NO PETS ALLOWED!

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General Admission

Purchase early for discounts!
$10.00 (Online before February 1)
$12.50 (Online before March 1)
$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!)
(Beer, Soda or Water)


Things to Do Time
Festival Doors Open 11:00am
Check out our flip boxes below for more activities
Car Racing Simulator 11:00am – close, Lower hill
Enclosed Axe Throwing & Archery 11:00am – close, Lower hill
Best chicken legs and arms 11:00am – close, Lower hill
Pretty Big Deal 11:00am – 12:30pm, Main Stage
Wing Sampler Pickup 12:00pm – 2:00pm, Lower hill
Jack Rimel 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Acoustic Stage
Moran – Tripp Band 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Main Stage
Pepper eating contest 1:30pm – 2:00pm, Pavilion
Steve & Victoria 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Acoustic Stage
Beer Olympics (pre-registration required) 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Lower hill
Chicken Wing Eating contest* 2:30pm – 3:00pm, Main Stage
All You Need 3:00pm – 4:30pm Main Stage
Make your own sauce competition 4:00pm – 4:30pm, Pavilion
Dell’Era Skye 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Acoustic Stage
“Best of Show” judging 4:30pm – 5:00pm, Pavilion
Left of the Dial 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
Kathy's Mini Donuts
Sweet Satisfaction
Kona Ice
Bacon on a stick!
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 Archery, Axe Throwing and Race Sim
And there's more!
Beer Olympics
Best Chicken Legs
Best Chicken Arms...

Wing Vendors

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

Green Valley
Lisa’s Cakes and Steaks
Calvert Crabs & Seafood
Aunt Tittys

Virginia Vendor Food Services
Rell’s Kitchen
Good Times Catering

BBQ Bueno
Carnival Creations
Miss Jan’s Kitchen

Click here for 2024 map and menu


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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