With all of the hype behind the new Popeyes Spicy Chicken Sandwich, it's left us craving anything involving hot, spicy, or chicken that we can get our hands on. Luckily, there's a hot wing and fried chicken festival coming to Austin next month that will have all of this and more, including the chance to see who serves the best fried chicken and hot wings in the entire city. Have your napkins ready because you won't want to leave until you've tried them all.
On Saturday, November 9* from 12 a.m. to 7 p.m.*, you and your friends have to come out to the tastiest and the spiciest festival the city has ever seen. Tickets for the festival are only $10 for GA and $35 for VIP, which comes with some extra special perks. What could be more special than a fried chicken and hot wing festival? We'll tell you.
If you do decide to go the VIP route you'll have access to none other than an all-you-can-eat VIP tent. That's right, paying for your wings is no longer necessary once you're VIP. We've never been so sure of something being completely worth it.
A full list of vendors is being announced very soon, so keep your eyes on the event's official Instagram to learn just who will be there. We know for a fact they're all going to be absolutely delicious and packed to the brim with tasty, saucy, spicy flavor. You won't be able to resist licking your fingers.
While at the festival, you'll also be able to enjoy incredible music and entertainment from local talent. Palm Park is as grand and spacious as it gets, so there's plenty of room to kick back and relax once the food coma starts to kick in. Other Austin wing fests such as this have taken place in the city before, but nothing quite like this.
If you're a fan of super tasty and meaty food festivals but you can't make the drive into the city, you should check out another wing fest coming to San Antonio this fall! There will be tons of tasty beer and wings, but in Austin's neighboring city to the South.
The finger-licking event will be held at Palm Park at 601 E. Third Street, bringing people from all over town (and even the state!) together into the heart of the city to enjoy the best eats and drinks as one community. It sounds absolutely amazing, we know, and you only have a few more weeks until it's here! You can check out their much-needed countdown timer on their website, along with other information on the event.
*This article has been updated.
Austin Fried Chicken & Hot Wing Festival
Cuisine: Fried chicken and hot wings
Address: 601 E. 3rd St., Austin, TX 78701
Why You Need To Go: Fried chicken and hot wings are two of a Texan's favorite things. Now, you can spend all day munching on them and help decide who really has the best of the best.