Back in 2012, Takeru Kobayashi ate 337 wings in front of 20,000 people at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia setting a national record. This Labor Day Weekend, Michigan residents will attempt to top that feat again at the 4th Annual Michigan Chicken Wing Festival at Adado Riverfront Park.
On August 31st – September 2nd, the Michigan Chicken Wing Festival is holding down its’ position as a host of National “Wing Bowls” spanning across America. Complete with live entertainment – Pop, Soft Rock, Jazz, R&B, community vending, beer, wine and a host of events for the kids including: bounce houses, carnival rides, games and more; weekend activities will culminate with an EDM and Hip-Hop Concert.
Festival Organizer, Shirley M. Carter-Powell, Phenomenal Entertainment Ltd. has spread her wings beyond bringing the first city-wide attraction during Labor Day Weekend since 1999, she has also attached a worthy cause in taking up the reigns of supporting Breast Cancer Awareness. Against All Odds Foundation and the American Cancer Society will be present and receiving a portion of the funds. According to the Center for Disease Control, over 124,000 cases of breast cancer emerge yearly in the state of Michigan since 2011.
The Michigan Chicken Wing Festival gates open on Friday – 8/31 @ 4 PM until 10PM, Saturday – 9/1 @ 2 PM – 10 PM and Sunday – 9/2 @ 2PM – 11 PM is Free to Cancer Survivors, Seniors and Kids 12 and under. All others, there is a modest cost to the public. All festival activities will take place at Adado Riverfront Park, located at 201 E. Shiawassee, Lansing, MI 48933. For vending information or to participate in the wing eating contest, please contact 517- 303-1817, the website at www.michiganchickenwingfestival.com