The Wing and Rock Festival, Woodstock, GA.

Wing and Rock FestivalThe Wing and Rock Festival features some of Atlanta’s best tasting chicken wings from metro Atlanta restaurants plus great live music on two stages featuring over a dozen bands.  This FREE festival takes place on Saturday, May 31st from noon until 10:00 p.m. & Sunday, June 1st from noon until 6:00 p.m in downtown Woodstock, Georgia.  This event is the third largest wing festival in the country with over 25,000 people expected in attendance this year.  This festival is the third largest wing fest in the country after Buffalo & Chicago and was voted as one of Top 50 food festivals in the country 2011 by Parade magazine.

This family friendly event has something for everyone.  For the adults we will have cold beverages to wash down those tasty wings plus a large arts and crafts area for those looking for some unique hand crafted items.  For the kids we have jumpies, rides, face painting and local teen bands.  Also do not miss the big wing eating contest on both days where competitors vie to be the fastest wing eater in the city.

Festival goers can savor tasty chicken wings from local experts like Wing Zone, Wing Stop and Hottie Hawgs who will all compete for several awards judged by local celebrities to determine who has the best tasting wings in the city.  Also the People’s Choice Award will be chosen by the festival attendees who get to vote for their favorite tasting wing at the festival.  Twenty restaurants & food trucks in all will be slinging wings next weekend along with BBQ, pizza, hot dogs.

So be sure to mark your calendar for this great weekend of fun while helping two non-profit organizations, Embraced Atlanta & Lucky Dog Pet Rescue, raise awareness and funds.  Embraced Atlanta mobilizes orthopedic and prosthetic equipment into the hands of those in need – the uninsured, the underinsured and the less fortunate.  Lucky Dog Pet Rescue is dedicated to the rescue of homeless and abandoned dogs from the high-kill shelters of North Georgia.

johnloudCalifornia Dreaming, John LoudFamiliar faces at last year’s Festival.  John Loud, Loud Security on the left, and the staff from California Dreaming, Kennesaw, on the right.