Big Kahuna Wing Festival

The Big Kahuna Wing Festival returns to World’s Fair Park on Sunday, September 6th, 2020! Tickets go on sale July 6th.

Festival Information

Adding to the anticipation of Knoxville’s Big Kahuna Wing Festival (BKWF), officially for September 6th, 2020, a full-lineup of some of Knoxville’s best talents have been tapped to support the 2020 event. The Worlds Fair Park in downtown Knoxville will host the festival just steps away from the historic Sunsphere.

Our 2020 Festival will feature:

  • Over 20,000 lbs. of Wings
  • Some of the Best Wings of the South
  • Fireworks/ Laser Show
  • NEW! Wings Around the World Area
  • Wing Eating Competition
  • NEW! Wing on a String Contest
  • Bobbing for Wings Competition
  • Wing Cooking Competition
  • Live Music Performances
  • Kids Corner & Entertainment
  • Silent Auction
  • Fun for the Entire Family

Plan your day at the Big Kahuna Wing Festival

  • Gates open at 3pm (VIP ticket holders may enter at 2pm)
  • Music begins at 3pm and ends at 9pm
  • Entry allows patrons to sample wings from any of the competing teams (20 complimentary) during the event
  • NO PETS PLEASE (We love our furry friends and don’t want them to choke on a chicken bone!)
  • No outside beverages of any kind allowed
  • Donation boxes are placed at all team tents and patrons are asked to donate to receive additional wings
  • Lawn chairs may be brought into the festival
  • No backpacks or large bags allowed
  • Lost and Found located at the Front Gate
Ticket Information


General Admission tickets gain you access to the festival along with 20 FREE wings from the wing competition teams (no more than five from any team at one time). After your 20 complimentary wings you can purchase wings (1 for $1) from any of the competition teams.  There will also be additional food vendors and beverages that you can purchase during the event.

VIP tickets give you the ultimate “all access” to the festival. You not only have an opportunity to try all of the wings, but you also have exclusive access to the VIP area where you can enjoy premium seats near the stage, complimentary beverages (including alcohol), and food from Big Kahuna Wings.

VIP’s will be allowed to enter one hour early to visit all the wing competitors before the gates open!

Festival ticket prices are listed below.  See the “Online Tickets” section below to purchase tickets online.

Advance Tickets

Tiered Presale pricing coming soon! – available online or at Big Kahuna Wings Bar & Grill

At the Gate

Adults:  $30.00
Children under 8: Free

VIP Tickets
  • There will be a limit of 100 VIP tickets sold to this years event.
  • VIP tickets will only be available for purchase online.
  • Tickets are $200 and include unlimited access to all wing vendors
  • Tickets allow entry one hour prior to start of event
  • Tickets also include exclusive access to the expanded VIP area adjacent to the performance stage where you can enjoy complimentary food from Big Kahuna Wings. You will also have access to unlimited beverages (including alcohol) and private VIP bathrooms.
  • There will only be a total of 100 VIP tickets sold and your $200 donation is tax deductible.
Online Tickets

Tickets on sale July 6th!

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