Calling all grill masters and wing slingers, Tampa's inaugural Tampa Bay Wing Fling is coming up Saturday, October 21 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m and they are calling you out! 

This family-friendly event scheduled for Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park will offer competition, food, fun, and live music. Competitors, on your grill, get set, and GO! as you compete for the “Golden Wing Award” gaining exposure for your best wings with thousands of bay area foodies!

Contact Big City Events to sign up and compete for the title.  

Wing lovers of all ages, tickets are now available online. General Admission tickets grant you all day admission with food and drinks purchased separately at Presale $10, Advance $12.50 and Door $15. You can upgrade to a Wing Package, allowing you and your friends and family to skip lines and get right to the meat of the matter! Or, you could opt-in for the VIP experience offering unlimited drinks, water, bourbon, seating, restrooms, priority entrance, and a 6-wing platter!  Presale $85, Advance $95, Door $115. Save with presale pricing for both GA and VIP when you buy early.

Foodies get a taste of the area’s best wings, along with refreshing beer, wine and signature drinks.and all in one place at Tampa Bay Wing Fling. Official beer sponsors of Tampa Bay Wing Fling will be Yuengling and Cigar City Brewing. Bourbon?  Jim Beam!  

You be the judge!

  • For the Pros: Best Wings, Best Sauce, Best Selling, Judges Choice, Audience Choice
  • For Foodies: Sink your teeth into the best wings, sauces, sides, beer, drink pairings and did we mention, Bourbon!
  • Fun stuff includes Live Bands, Games, Eating Contests and more. 

Tampa's biggest Wing Festival and Competition is expected to sell out, In the event of inclement weather, tickets are valid for the new rescheduled day.

Big City Events, Tampa’s special event company behind the areas largest festivals such as the Margarita Festival, Bloody Mary Festival and Summer of Rum, are inviting local restaurants to join the competition and take part in a comprehensive marketing campaign including online, print, radio, social media, exposure and much more.

We are calling out some of our favorite Wing Places in Tampa, in no particular order:

Restaurants wanting to participate can send a message online to compete for the title at the Inaugural Tampa Bay Wing Fling. Foodies, we will see you there! Look for our photographers in the crowd; they are excited to attend this event, I mean, its wings, right! A little sunshine, great food, bourbon and a beautiful day lucky are we? Register on to stay connected to everything local; it's FREE!