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The Biggest Little City Wing Fest

Downtown Reno

  • Saturday, July 2 – 12-8pm
  • Sunday, July 3 – 12-8pm
  • Monday, July 4 – 12-6pm 
 

 Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to flap your tail feathers and wet those lips, the Biggest Little City Wing Fest will return to the Renossance, July 2-4. The fourth annual event, hosted by Silver Legacy Resort Casino, welcomes over 80,000 attendees and serves over 20,000 pounds of chicken wings each year. Bibs are optional.           

This year’s Wing Fest will feature a free concert from Jon Pardi, whose high-energy approach to country music has its stamp all over his Capitol Records Nashville debut album. A natural storyteller, he writes what he knows, spinning tales born of his dues-paying days in the area around his native Dixon, California, and bringing it all together into a strong, cohesive musical statement. His current single “Head Over Boots” has taken over the country music charts, peaking at number 14. Pardi will perform on the outdoor stage on Sunday, July 3 at 6:30 pm.

The full, free entertainment line-up for Biggest Little City Wing Fest is: 

July 2  
  • 12 pm – 4 pm Stephan Hogan
  • 4:30 pm – 8 pm Branded

July 3
  • 12 pm – 2:45 pm Buck Ford
  • 3:15 pm – 6 pm Cripple Creek
  • 6:30 pm – 8 pm Jon Pardi

July 4
  • 12 pm – 3:15 pm Summer Schappell
  • 3:45 pm – 6 pm The Corduroys

*Schedule subject to change*

 
Approximately 25 wing cookers will participate all weekend long, competing for the best sauces and new found fans. What started as an event with local restaurants and caterers, is now attracting cookers from all over the country including California, Colorado and Texas. In total, 25 wing cookers will set-up shop in Downtown Reno and compete for Reno’s tastiest honors with their most creative sauces. In fact, many returning cookers will use this opportunity to debut a brand new sauce during the three-day event. So far, the following cookers and vendors have confirmed:
 

  • Red Neck Wings
  • Slater’s Ding-a-Wing
  • Aloha Shack
  • Knockouts Bar and Grill
  • Kickin’ Asian
  • 2 Brothers Grub
  • Git R Smoked
  • Koko’s Teriyaki
  • Cornice Cantina
  • Mother Clucker
  • Wing of Fire
  • Unforgettable Foods
  •  Paulie’s Pizza

Unique flavors from the past include strawberry shortcake, salted caramel, spicy buffalo garlic, maple bacon bourbon, peanut butter and jelly, dragon sriarcha, habanero and lemon parmesan. In addition to wings, chow down on traditional BBQ, garlic fries, roasted corn, funnel cakes, ice cream and more from a variety of vendors. 
 
Tickets for the VIP Hen House, which includes all-you-can-eat wings from each participating wing cooker and delicious side dishes and desserts made by the Silver Legacy, are available now at Ticketmaster.com. The VIP Hen House will be open from 1 pm – 4 pm and 5 pm – 8 pm both Saturday and Sunday of the Wing Fest. Entry to the Hen House, which also includes beer, wine and well drinks, start at $70 and can be purchased as tables of ten or in a limited number of single seats.


"2015 Biggest Little City Chicken Fest Winners" 


Judges' Choice Wing

Wingredient
Redneck
Tony Marc's Eats

Celebrity Wing

Tony Marc's Eats
Redneck
Slater's Ding-A-Wing

Best Hot Wing

Redneck
Tony Marc's Eats
Nobel Pie

Best Sweet Wing

Joe Bob's Chicken Palace
On Street Concessions
Paulie's Pizza

People's Choice Wing

Paulie's Pizza
Slater's Ding-A-Wing
Nobel Pie



Saucy Wing Showdown in the "Wing Ring Stadium" on 4th street

Best Hot Wing

  • 1st place - $500 cash grand Prize
  • 2nd place – 2 nights stay Silver Legacy
  • 3rd place - $75 Sterling’s Gift Certificate

Best Sweet Wing 

  • 1st place - $500 cash grand Prize
  • 2nd place – 2 nights stay Silver Legacy
  • 3rd place - $75 Sterling’s Gift Certificate

Best Judges Choice Wing

  • 1st place - $500 cash grand Prize
  • 2nd place – 2 nights stay Silver Legacy
  • 3rd place - $75 Sterling’s Gift Certificate

People’s Choice Wing

  • 1st place - $500 cash grand Prize
  • 2nd place – 2 nights stay Silver Legacy
  • 3rd place - $75 Sterling’s Gift Certificate

Celebrity Choice Wing

  • 1st place - $500 cash grand Prize
  • 2nd place – 2 nights stay Silver Legacy
  • 3rd place - $75 Sterling’s Gift Certificate