Frequently Asked Questions

Q.What does the Peoria WingFest have to offer?

A.At our annual Peoria WingFest, you can expect live music, beer, great times, and wings from participating restaurants.

Q.Where can I buy my tickets?

A.Tickets are available online only. A LIMITED number of General Admission tickets will be available for purchase on the day of the event.

Q.How do I get my ticket?

A.You will receive a confirmation email once you have completed your online purchase. Simply bring in a copy of your confirmation and photo ID to the event to receive your admission wristband. If you have any questions regarding your ticket confirmation, please contact us immediately at (309) 691-0101.

Q.Will there be tickets available at the event?

A.We anticipate that all VIP tickets will sellout prior to the event. We will also set aside a small number of General Admission tickets to be sold at the door on the day of the event. General Admission tickets will be available for $10 each and VIP Tickets will be available for $62 each. Ticket prices shown do not include all fees and surcharges.

Q.What is included in a General Admission ticket?

A.Access to the event from 1pm-5pm, live entertainment and the opportunity to purchase wings and beverages from the various participating vendors. Each vendor will sell 2 wings for $2.00. All attendees will also be able to vote on the "Best in Show" wings.

Q.What is included in the VIP ticket package?

A.In addition to live entertainment, VIP attendees will receive 2 wings from each participating restaurant. Every VIP ticket holder will receive a WingFest special edition tshirt, two (2) drink tickets, as well as a vote in each of the award categories for the best wings in Peoria. VIP ticket holders will be admitted to the event 2 hours prior to the general public. Additionally, there will be an exclusive seating area available only to VIP ticket holders.

Q.Are drinks included in the ticket price?

A.With VIP tickets only. Two (2) drink tickets will be included. No drink tickets are provided with a General Admission ticket.

Q.Is this a family-friendly event?

A.Yes! However, only those 21+ will be allowed to purchase alcohol.

Q.Is there a discounted rate on general admission tickets for kids?

A.There is no discount for kids. However, this year kids 10 & under are free when accompanied by an adult who has a valid general admission ticket.

Q.Can I get wings to go?

A.Wings to go will not be available during the VIP portion of the event. Once the general admission stage takes place, patrons may purchase and take wings to go, though most vendors will not have to go bags or take out setups.

Q.Where does the event take place on the RiverFront?

A.Festival Park - Enter under Gateway Building. Festival Park consists of the area between the Gateway Building and I-74 Bridge overpass.

Q.What is the best time to show up?

A.We recommend arriving at 10:30am if you are a VIP ticket holder and 12:30pm if you are a General Admission ticket holder.

Q.What happens if it rains?

A.This is a rain or shine event. All vendors will have tents. There are no refunds.

Q.Will there be parking?

A.Parking is available at the Caterpillar lot adjacent to Water Street.

Q.Are pets allowed at this event?

A.Please leave your pets at home, as per request of the Peoria County Health Department and RiverFront Staff.