The Pork in the Park BBQ Festival, presented by Gateway Subaru is expanding its horizons this year with the introduction of the Mountaire Farms Eastern Shore Wing War. Moving past the festival’s reputation for being ‘porkcentric,’ this new edition to Sunday’s line-up focuses on another grilling favorite – chicken. The Mountaire Farms Eastern Shore Wing War will launch on Sunday, April 21st from 12:00pm – 4:00pm at the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Area restaurants, amateur eaters and professional eating champions are lining up to take part in this challenge which includes a People’s Choice Wing Competition, Amateur Wing- Eating Contest and Major League Eating Professional Wing-Eating Competition.
People’s Choice Wing Competition, Sunday, April 21st 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Area restaurants, including local favorites Adam’s Ribs, Catering by Chef Stewart of Flannery’s, Famous Dave’s, Sub Runners, The Deli, The Greene Turtle and Vinny’s La Roma will face-off in this bracket-style competition in which ‘the people’ will decide who has created the best wing. Brackets are $10 per person and include 20 wing tickets (while supplies last). The winning restaurant will receive $200 cash and a banner to help with bragging rights.
Amateur Wing-Eating Competition, Sunday, April 21st at 2:30pm
The focus of the next challenge is on quantity. Local wing-eaters will take the festival’s Main Stage to compete in the Amateur Wing-Eating Competition. The participant that eats the most Mountaire Farms jumbo chicken wings (judged by weight) in a timed-period will be crowned the ‘Wing Warrior’ and take home $100 in prize money. Advanced qualification is required.
Major League Eating Professional Wing-Eating Competition, Sunday, April 21st 3:00pm-3:45pm
Professional eaters from around the world will go head to head during this wing-eating competition, sanctioned by the Major League Eating Federation. Current World Champion Joey Chestnut, third-ranked Tim ‘Eater X’ Janus and fourth-ranked Sonya Thomas will take on other professional eaters in this challenge where a $5000 purse is up for grabs.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival will be served up April 19th – 21st in Salisbury, MD’s WinterPlace Park. The festival offers three days of family-friendly entertainment including live music, rides and games, unique craft vendors, delicious food and cold beverages. Admission is $5 daily for adults, and children under 12 are admitted free.
www.PorkinthePark.org / 1.800.332.TOUR
Admission $5 Daily / Children Under 12 Free
Friday, April 19th 4pm – 10pm
Saturday, April 20th 10am – 10pm
Sunday, April 21st 11am – 6pm