The Junior Board of Magic Moments will host the third annual Kick’n Chick’n Wing Fest benefiting Magic Moments Oct. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in downtown Homewood at 29th Avenue and SoHo Square.
The football-inspired, tailgate-themed event will challenge up to 25 local restaurants to cook their best hot and alternative flavored chicken wings or best “wannabe” wings.
Proceeds will help Magic Moments, an Alabama wish-granting organization that makes dreams come true for children with life-threatening or life-altering medical conditions.
A panel of Birmingham celebrities and wing connoisseurs will determine the winner of “The Thighsman,” who will earn the title of Birmingham’s Best Wings.
Restaurants also will compete for the Best Kick’n Hot Chick’n, Best Kick’n Alternative Chick’n, Best Wannabe Wings, Shake Your Tail Feather Award, Raise the Bar Award and People’s Choice/Best Finger Lick’n Chick’n Award.
Past winners include Baumhower’s, Billy’s Bar & Grill, Mellow Mushroom, Michael’s Steaks/Seafood, Sweet Bones Alabama and Pizza Hut.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. There’s no charge for kids ages 10 years and younger.
Tickets include admission and five wing tasting tickets. Additional wing tasting tickets and beverages will be available for purchase.
Surrounding Homewood businesses will offer additional shopping and food specials for Wing Fest attendees.
SEC college football games will be televised on large screens throughout the event site. Alabama will play at Florida, while Auburn is visiting South Carolina. Parents can cheer for their favorite college football teams while their children enjoy the supervised kids’ area with games, face painting, bounce houses and more.
For tickets and information, visit www.bhamwingfest.com. For the lineup of restaurants and event promotions, visit www.twitter.com/bhamwingfest and www.facebook.com/bhamwingfest.