Big Kahuna Wing Festival

The 7th Annual Big Kahuna Wing Festival takes place Labor Day Weekend at World’s Fair Park! Tickets are on sale now. Listen this month for your chance to win tickets!

Cumulus Knoxville’s 99.1 The Sports Animal, NewsTalk 98.7 and WIVK 107.7 FM are proud to once again be sponsors for the annual Big Kahuna Wing Festival.

It’ll be a Labor Day weekend to remember with a NEW concert on Friday night and the Big Kahuna Wing Festival on Sunday – all from downtown Knoxville’s historic World’s Fair Park.

This year, the 7th annual Big Kahuna Wing Festival celebrates the creation of the “Buffalo Wing”, which has become a national food icon. Invented in 1964 at the world famous Anchor Bar by Teresa Bellisimo, the popularity of the chicken wing has made it America’s #1 appetizer. Last year alone over 20 billion wings were consumed by Americans, 1.25 billion on Super Bowl weekend alone.

The Big Kahuna Wing Festival has become one of the best culinary events in the region. Last year the festival drew over 8,000 attendees whom enjoyed over 100 different sauces from 40 different teams representing restaurants, cooking teams, businesses, and The University of Tennessee Culinary Institute. Attendees and visitors come from all over the region. All for the love of the “Buffalo Wing” and to raise money for charity.

2019 Ticket Pricing and Information

General Admission – $25 in advance, $30 at the gate.

Tickets include entry into the festival, live music, all complimentary activities, and 25 complimentary wings.

VIP Admission – $200 (only 100 tickets offered)

Tickets include early entry (one hour) into the festival, unlimited wings, complimentary food from Big Kahuna Wings, steaks from Certified Angus Beef, complimentary liquor and beer drinks, and private area with private bathrooms.




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