World Championship Hot Wing Contest & Fest

Apr 20, 2024

51 riverside drive
Memphis, TN 38103
United States

Apr 20, 2024 at 11:00am to 7:00pm
  • Bring Your Kids
  • Outside

This year marks the 22nd year of the WCHWCF, previously known as the Southern Hotwing Festival, and attracts international teams from Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, South Africa, and other parts of the world.  Whether you like your wings grilled, smoked, or fried, with seasonings that range from sweet to savory to exotic, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Festival-goers will not only have a fun time sampling the competition’s fare, they will also have “something to crow about” as they will be making a contribution to The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis (RMH). 

We hope the public will help us assist the families and children who live at the facility, at no cost, after treatment from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This mission allows the families to focus on helping their children survive and thrive.

The WCHWCF also includes fun, family friendly activities such as  a Wing Eating Contest. Musical acts will perform on two stages throughout the event. So far, the line-up of musical talent includes:

RS Financial Stage (River Garden Park)

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Earl the Pearl

12:30 - 1:45 p.m. - Memphis Funk and Horns

2 - 2:30 p.m.- WING EATING CONTEST

2:45 - 4 p.m. - Ratilla

4:15 - 5:30 p.m. - Elevation Memphis featuring the Tina Turner Review

5:45 - 6 p.m. - Awards

Blues Stage (Union & Riverside)

11 - 12 noon - Sean Bad Apple

12:15 - 1:15 P.M. - Delta Joe Sander

1:30 - 2:45 p.m. - Terry ‘Harmonica’ Bean

3 - 4:15 p.m. - Uriah Mitchell & Lina Beach

4:30- 5:45 p.m. - Alexis Grace