hot wing festival
Fall 2022
11 Am to 7pm

World Championship
Hot Wing
Contest & Festival


All you need is a grill!
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 $295,000 in financial support!

Boasting, on average, around 80+ teams a year, the World Championship Hot Wing Contest & Festival (WCHWCF) ® glorifies the almighty chicken (wing) in much the same way that Memphis BBQ has done with the Pig. So whether you are looking to participate in our contest or are just a fellow hot wing afficionado, we warmly invite you for a taste bud blasting, fun and enjoyable experience here at the 2021 World Wing Festival®. So bring your kids, bring your friends and come out to enjoy some of the best wings from around the world!

As in years past the event will again pack Tiger Lane with the sweet smell of hot wings, gregarious participants terrific music, and entertainment which the whole family can enjoy. So whether you are an aficionado looking to savor some of the best wings around town or you are looking to compete for a shot to show off your best wings… this is the right event for you!

When and Where:

FALL 2022

1 1am-7pm

Tiger Lane 

Liberty Bowl
Memphis,  TN

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World Wing Cup Series

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Memphis offers children with pediatric cancer and other catastrophic illnesses undergoing treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®  a nurturing, family-centered residential community. The House fosters an environment of hope through support services and child-centered activities that encourage children to be children near the care they need, always free of charge.

Come join us

For more than 18 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, 2021 promises to be the biggest international contest yet!


2021 stats TBA

2020 Virtual Contest Participating teams
  1. 4 Hogsmen
  2. Barnyard Pimps
  3. Bluff City Wings
  4. Boudreaux’s Wingos
  5. Carson Rodizio
  6. Cluck Norris
  7. Cootie Brown’s
  8. Culinary Carnage and Scuba Eats
  9. Fat Side Up
  10. Game of Bones
  11. Glazed and Confused
  12. GRILLdroids
  13. Hold My Beer and Watch This
  14. Jason Carney’s Cooking Team
  15. Low Smokin’ Loners
  16. Memphis as Cluck
  17. Mr. Fumis BBQ Team
  18. New Wing Order
  19. Pampa Grill
  20. Sauced Up
  21. What The Cluck
  22. Wingaholics
  23. Wing It
  24. Wingnutz
“In an attempt to still have some competition fun and raise money for Ronald McDonald House of Memphis, festival organizers decided to put together a Virtual World Championship Hot Wing Contest which included a tournament style People’s Choice ballot on Facebook and a push for willing teams and supporters to raise something for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis” 

For the competition component, 24 teams entered the Virtual People’s Choice competition, consisting of past competition teams, newcomers, and four international teams from South America. Each team submitted an appetizing picture of their wings and a description to tantalize voters. The submissions were placed into a five round tournament and broadcast to the WCHWCF’s Facebook audience for people to vote each hour this past Saturday, with the winners advancing each round. Additionally, viewers heard from representatives from Ronald McDonald House and were even treated to a virtual musical performance by Mike Sweep and Chris Johnson. More than 3,000 ballots were submitted coming from:

Our Impact
Congrats to the 24 competing teams of 2020! Thanks to their fundraising efforts and the support of people like you, $17 thousand was raised for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of memphis! Here are the top 10 fundraising teams:
2020 Virtual Championship Winners