Tickets are now on sale here for the third annual Springer Mountain Farms Southern Wing Showdown, the favorite all-inclusive summer festival celebrating unique takes on the Southern staple on Sunday, August 5 from 2-5 pm.

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 a new, larger location: The Fairmont (1429 Fairmont Ave NW), a recently opened modern, industrial and air-conditioned 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 $60 now through July 1. General admission tickets are $50 through July 1. Both tickets increase by $5 on July 2 and again on August 5 at the festival (if available).

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.​



Savannah Sasser       

The Expat (Athens)

Deandrae Kitchens           

Chicken + Beer (Atlanta)

Archna Becker            

Bhojanic (Atlanta)

Deborah VanTrece      

Twisted Soul (Atlanta)    

Jared Hall              

One Flew South (Atlanta)    

Jason Jimenez            

Kitchen​ ​Six (Atlanta)          

Christian Rodriguez     

High Road Craft Ice Cream (Atlanta)            

Aaron Avers           

Four Forks (Atlanta)                      

Marc Taft               

Chicken and​ ​the Egg (Atlanta)   

Matthew Basford          

Canoe (Atlanta)                                

Meg Brent                  

White Oak​ ​Kitchen and Cocktails (Atlanta)  

Nick Leahy             

Aix and Tin Tin (Atlanta)

Pat Pascarella             

The​ ​White Bull (Atlanta)

Scott Smith                

Local​ ​Republic (Atlanta)

Jeremy Fisher            

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall (Atlanta)     

Julio Delgado          

New​ ​Realm Brewing (Atlanta)

Drew Van Leuvan         

Seven Lamps (Atlanta)        

Danilo Q. Myers

The Southern Gentleman (Atlanta)

Thaddeus Keefe


Christian Perez           

City Pharmacy (Conyers)

South Carolina

Daniel Doyle              

Poogan’s Smokehouse (Charleston)

North Carolina

Blake Hartwick            

Bonterra (Charlotte)

Chris Coleman            

Stoke (Charlotte)

David Quintana

Dot Dot Dot (Charlotte)

Drew Dodd                 

Stagioni (Charlotte)

Shai Fargian               

YAFO (Charlotte)

Thomas Marlow           

Mimosa Grill (Charlotte)


Duane Nutter              

Southern National (Mobile)


Larry Carlile              

Hemingway’s Bar and Hideaway (Nashville)

B.J. Lofback                  

Funk Seoul​ ​Brother (Nashville)

Margot McCormack      

​Margot Cafe &​ ​Bar (Nashville)

Charlie Loomis            

The​ ​FEED Co. Table & Tavern (Chattanooga)

Andrew Platt

Ceniza (Chattanooga)


Stewart Robinson         

Delta Supper Club (Cleveland)

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