The third annual Springer Mountain Farms Southern Wing Showdown, a favorite all-inclusive summer festival celebrating unique takes on a Southern staple is this Sunday, August 5 from 2-5 p.m.
Sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms and Big Green Egg and produced by Taste of Atlanta, the event will feature creative talent from over 30 prominent Southeastern chefs from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Local purveyor Springer Mountain Farms will provide chefs with chicken that’s 100% natural and raised without antibiotics, steroids, growth stimulants or hormones, and each chef will serve their unique recipe as they battle it out to win ‘Best Wing’ in a competition judged by festival goers and a panel of wing aficionados. Alcohol sponsors, including George Dickel, Dixie Vodka and Chattanooga Whiskey, will stir up cocktails complementing chef creations.
The festival will be held at new, larger location The Fairmont (1429 Fairmont Ave NW), a newly opened modern and industrial indoor event venue in Atlanta’s West Midtown neighborhood.
Both general admission and VIP First Taster tickets offer attendees all-inclusive wings, side dishes, wine, beer, cocktail samples and live music from local Atlanta musician Alex Guthrie. VIP First Taster tickets allow guests to enter the event an hour early at 1pm and are $65 now and $70 at the door. General admission tickets are $55 in advance and $60 at the door.
Angel Flight, a volunteer pilot organization located at Atlanta's Dekalb Peachtree airport that provides flight services to patients in need of medical-related care, will be a nonprofit beneficiary for this event and will host a silent auction on-site. The festival also supports Second Helpings Atlanta, a nonprofit food rescue organization that fights hunger and reduces food waste in the city.