Wingapalooza 2018



Date: Saturday, August 4

Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: INTRUST Bank Arena

SMG Wichita and INTRUST Bank Arena are pleased to announce the fourth annual Wingapalooza scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4 at INTRUST Bank Arena. The one-of-a-kind event will again feature Wichita-area restaurants and chefs showcasing their best wings.

Wingapalooza will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the main arena floor and will include all-you-can-eat wings, a beer garden featuring a variety of options and entertainment and music from a live DJ. Fans will have the opportunity to sample unique chicken wing recipes from the more than 20 restaurants and local chefs who will be showcasing their culinary flare and craft and competing for the best chicken wings in Wichita. Participating restaurants and chefs will vie for two awards at the event: a People’s Choice Award, or “Lord of the Wings,” and a Judge’s Choice Award. 2017 Wingapalooza winners included Valerie’s Wings & Things, Lou’s Place and Wings & Things in the Lord of the Wings category, and Wings & Things, Wingstop and Stroud’s in the Judge’s Choice category.

“We are excited to once again host this fan-favorite event at our venue, said A.J. Boleski, SMG General Manager of INTRUST Bank Arena. This event allows our guests to experience the flavor Wichita has to offer from local restaurants and chefs. Every year brings new wing creations and it will be great to see our staff build on past years to help make this year's event a great one for our community.”

Tickets for the all-you-can-eat event are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. A limited number of VIP tickets, a new addition to this year’s event, will be available for $30 in advance and include early entry into the arena by 15 minutes and one drink ticket. Tickets to Wingapalooza are limited; guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets go on sale today, Monday, May 14 at 7 a.m. and can be purchased online at, in person at the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena or by calling 855-755-SEAT (7328). For more information on Wingapalooza, fans can visit

Participating restaurants already on board to compete at Wingapalooza include Pizza Hut, Rib Crib, River City Brewing Co. and SAVOR… Wichita. Space is available for local restaurants and chefs who are interested in competing at Wingapalooza. For more information on competing, please contact Ryan Decker at or 316-440-9021. Event sponsors include Alt 107.3 as the radio sponsor, KAKE as the TV sponsor and ABC Discount Liquor. Additional sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Kandace Day at or 316-440-9012.

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