Portland, Maine — On Saturday June 22, more than 30 Maine restaurants will flock to compete at the 2nd Annual Maine Hot Wing Cook-Off Challenge at Ocean Gateway on the Portland waterfront. The festivities will kick off Friday night with a Portland Waterfront Block Party co-hosted by HOT 104.7FM and featuring DJ Ryan Deelon and DJ Grooves.
This event is organized by Our Tickets, Tours and Events and proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Maine┬«.
“The goal for this year is to raise $6,000 to grant a child’s wish.” noted Our Tickets’ Event and Promotions Manager Dan Bolduc. “Last year’s event at the Residence Inn by Marriott sold out at 400 attendees who came from all over New England to try the best wings Maine has to offer. This year we are holding this under a 7,500 square foot tent at Ocean Gateway to allow for 800+ attendees; rain or shine.”
More than 30 restaurants will compete for a chance to win cash prizes and bragging rights in four categories: People’s Choice Award, Best Traditional, Most Creative, and Hottest of the Hot.
Attendees will enjoy all the wings they can eat for just $20. The cost for the Friday Portland Waterfront Block Party is $10. The event will also provide hot wing lovers a special Wing Eating Challenge for a chance to win $100. Both events include a beer garden and full bar options.
Tickets are on sale now at all Bull Moose Music locations and online at: www.HotWingChallenge.com
Portland Waterfront Block Party
- Friday, June 21
- 7:00pm -11:00pm
- Cost: $10
The Block Party will showcase DJ Ryan Deelon and DJ Grooves who will be featuring Top 40 hits, hip-hop and the electronic genres. The party will continue at Binga’s Stadium as the host of the Official After Party until 1:00am with beer specials featuring Shipyard Brewing and Sea Dog Brewing Companies.
2nd Annual Maine Hot Wing Cook-Off Challenge
- Saturday, June 22
- 4:00pm — 8:00pm
- 21+ Event
- Cost: $20
More than 30 restaurants will compete for a chance to win cash prizes and bragging rights in four categories: People’s Choice Award, Best Traditional, Most Creative, and Hottest of the Hot. Attendees will enjoy all the wings they can eat.
For tickets, directions and a complete list of competing restaurants visit: www.HotWingChallenge.com
Sponsors: Shipyard Brewing Company and Sea Dog Brewing Company.
Co-sponsors: Sriracha Hot Sauce, Michaud Distributors-Snyder’s of Hanover, Binga’s Stadium, Coors Light, and HOT 104.7FM.