Bristol Wing Fest 2022: what is it, when is it taking place and what to expect from Bristol’s culinary event

Why did the chicken wing cross the road? To get to Harbourside. That’s right, Wing Fest is returning to Bristol.

Fans of chicken in Bristol may want to loosen their belts a little in September, as the national Wing Fest event arrives for another year of music, beer and those all important chicken wings.

Event organisers have boasted that 2022s event, taking place at Lloyds Amphitheatre, Harbourside, will serve up 100,000 wings from 20 different street food traders, restaurants and BBQ teams.

Bristol Wing Fest 2022 will also see the return of the eating competition, with competitive eaters able to sign up for some of the limited spaces still available the day of the event.

With Chicken George and The Ribman picking up the People Choice and Judge Choice top spot for Best Buffalo Wing in 2021, will the eatery claim a back-to-back victory in 2022 or will another plucky chicken vendor scoop up the award?

Here’s everything you need to know about Bristol Wing Fest 2022.

What is Bristol Wing Fest 2022?


Bristol’s Harbourside will serve up a weekend of chicken wings, cold drinks and good music in September with the return of Bristol Wing Fest.

Bristol Wing Fest is a celebration of the mighty chicken wing and is now the world’s most popular chicken wing festival.

Every year the event showcases the best chicken wings the UK has to offer, with thousands of lucky ticket holders and a judging panel deciding who really does make the best wings in Bristol.

Some traders will be serving Halal wings, however this information will not be available until the event day itself and organisers can not guarantee there will be a vegan or vegetarian trader.

When is Bristol Wing Fest 2022 taking place?

Bristol Wing Fest 2022 will take place on Saturday August 10 and Sunday August 11 at Lloyds Amphitheatre, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5LL.


Those holding Early Bird tickets can enter from 12:00pm on both days, while Standard Bird tickets can enter from 1:00pm and Late Birds from 3:00pm.

Last entry on Saturday September 10 at 7:00pm and Sunday September 11 at 6:00pm, with the festival ending at 9:00pm on both days.

Where can I get tickets for Bristol Wing Fest 2022?

Tickets for Bristol Wing Fest 2022 are still available from the Bristol Wing Fest 2022 website.

Early Bird tickets have sold out for the Saturday event, however Early Bird tickets for Sunday and Standard Bird tickets for both days are still available and children under 12 can enter for free.

With this being a food event, pets are unable to be brought to Bristol Wing Fest 2022.