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Events: 2011 WingFest

So, apparently I have been living under a rock for the last 12 years…

I did not know that Chicago had its own Wingfest!

So, apparently I have been living under a rock for the last 12 years…

I did not know that Chicago had its own WingFest!

This was my 1st year covering the event and I must say an event it was! My camera man and I arrived just before the storm(and by storm I mean the people waiting outside to get in);  we were able to walk around and see the participating restaurants and the different type of wings they brought to the competition.

There were wings there to fit everyones taste from Hot wings, BBQ wings to Strawberry wings and Coca-Cola flavored wings.

There were a total of 4 categories Mild, BBQ, Exotic and Hot; each of the 20 restaurants had to bring 2000 wings from 2 of the 4 categories…

Now that’s a lot of wings!!

When the clock struck 1pm the auditorium was complete madness as tons of hungry patrons ascended upon the 2011 WingFest…

Apparently the veterans of the WingFest were smart and brought their own tupperware, as this event was an all you can eat affair.

There were a total of 1500 tickets for sale and all 1500 were sold out…

The WingFest was tons of fun, they even had a wing eating competition for men and women.

Here I am with the women’s champ!

If I remember correctly she ate 55 wings in less than 3 minutes!

The guys below really got in the spirit as they dressed up for this years fest!

Took time out to pose with the singer from the band!

Lastly, I had to get a picture with Matt, he handled all the promotion and marketing for the event.

Great job on executing this years fest!!

To see more pictures from the WingFest go to our Facebook fanpage!!

For more information about the 2012 WingFest check out their site for the latest updates!!

About the author

Raijean Stroud

Fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger based in Chicago and founder of, Swa-Rai Media Group and Bleeding Heart Project. Launched in 2010, Swa-Rai discusses a range of topics including: fashion, beauty and lifestyle experiences which includes travel, tech, family, dining and so much more! When not in Chicago, Raijean can be found traveling around the country covering some of the hottest events! She can be spotted in places such as New York for covering events such as Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Las Vegas for CES (Consumer Electronics Show), LA for Lucky FABB and more! When she's not traveling she's in Chicago, interviewing celebrities and covering exclusive events.

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