2024 3rd Annual - Best of the West Wing Fest

3rd Annual Best of the West Wing Fest

September 14, 2024

1 – 6pm

Western Museum of Mining and Industry

spice it up

September 14, 2024
1 – 6pm

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An adventure for your taste buds, eyes & ears with a stunning backdrop of Pikes Peak. The Best of the West Wing Fest has set the standard for great events that bring our community together.

The chance to vote on the Best Wings in the West

Last chance for summer heat

Local Brews & Spirits

Live local bands/musicians, emcees, DJ, contests & more

The Event

September 14, 2024

1pm-6pm

Anticipated 500+ attendees

20+ anticipated competing restaurants 

Family fun area

Local beer & spirits

Entertainment

Featuring:

Brass Quintet with opera singer, DJ, Nerd Nite, Ryan Flores, Comedians, Mariachi Band, Wirewood Station, EmCee

Participating Restaurants

2024 Restaurants – Coming Soon

Thanks to our Sponsors

More 2024 Sponsors – Coming Soon

Wing

Competitions

Help Crown the Champions of 2024

Who Can Eat the Most Wings Eating Competition

Who will take home the Champion Belt in 2024? One of the most anticipated events of the Best of the West Wing Festival returns to find who will be the next Wing Eating Champ of Colorado.

Who Can Eat the Hottest Wing Eating Competition

If you’re a spice-o-holic, we’ve got the event for you. The Hot Wing Eating Contest pits competitors against one another to see who can eat the most wings that have been doused in progressively hotter wing sauce. Can you stand the heat?

are you the

best of the west?

enter your best Wings

Being a restaurant competitor in the wing competition comes with these benefits:

  • City-wide recognition as the People’s Choice Champion!
  • Trophy to display letting everyone know you’re the Best of the West
  • Bragging rights
  • Marketing on radio, podcasts and social media advertising your restaurant involvement
    leading up to day of event
  • Logo with link to restaurant site on event page
  • Professional pictures and videos spotlighting your restaurant
  • Year-round marketing after event is done, driving patrons of the festival back to the restaurant
    through marketing specials
  • Potential sponsorship to compete in the National Chicken Wing Festival in Buffalo, New York*

schedule of events

September 14, 2024
1 – 6pm

12
PM

VIP Early Entry, Welcome DJ

1
PM

General Admission Entry

1 :30
PM

Colorado Springs Children's Choral Performance

2
PM

First Band

Hottest Wing Eating Competition

3
PM

Second Band

Wing Eating Competiton

4 :45
PM

Headline Band

5 :45
PM

Dance Performance

Awards

6
PM

Festival Wrap-Up

charity

Part of all ticket proceeds will benefit two local non profit organizations!

A portion of ticket sales will be donated to support The Colorado Springs Children’s Choral and The Thrive Network, to benefit their causes and support our community.

2022

We raised $850 for each of our non profit organizations for a total of $1,700 in donations.

2023

We raised $1,250 for each of our non profit organizations for a total of $2,500 in donations.

In its 44 years of existence, and with a low turnover rate among its artistic and executive management, the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale has developed a unique and specific philosophy. This philosophy aims to use high standards of performance and professionalism to instill in CSWAC singers a set of values that propel them towards a lifetime of achievement and excellence.

The Thrive Network’s goal is to eliminate economic barriers by providing people in communities with tools to activate and launch their own success, primarily through entrepreneurship. We achieve this goal through teaching those within communities to see their problems as economic opportunities, and providing a framework to launch small businesses to address those needs.