22nd Annual World Championship Hot Wing Contest and Festival

Where: River Garden Park on Riverside Drive
When: April 20, 2024
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The 22nd Annual World Championship Hot Wing Contest and Festival will be held on April 20, 2024 in downtown Memphis at the River Garden Park at 51 Riverside Drive between Jefferson and Union Avenues in Memphis, TN.

The WCHWCF will be in conjunction with the Banquet Open, a 42-year-old golf tournament that will be held on the preceding Saturday, April 30th at Lakeland Golf Club.

Both events will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis.

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“I want to commend Wings Over Memphis because supporting an initiative like the Ronald McDonald House that is so near and dear to the hearts of so many Memphians and it is what really makes Memphis a special city. Support the festival and you're supporting the Ronald McDonald House”
Kevin Kane
President and CEO Memphis Tourism
Jill Crocker
Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House
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WORLD WING CUP SERIES
For more than 20 years, the World Championship Hot Wing Contest & Festival ® has been cooking up the best wings in the land – all to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis. With international teams, a World Wing Cup Series, and more additions
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Who is WCHWCF?

This is a nonprofit event with proceeds Benefiting the families of the Ronald McDonald Charities of Memphis.

To date, we have raised more than $300,000 in financial support!

SUPPORT THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

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.

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Help us raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis.
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