The fifth annual Maryland Chicken Wing Festival is coming to Anne Arundel Fairgrounds on April 7, and just the sound of the festival is making our mouths water with anticipation!

On Saturday, April 7, many will flock to the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds for the fifth annual Maryland Chicken Wing Festival. Put on by ABC events, visitors of the festival will be able to taste wing recipes of all types created by top local area chefs, as well as enjoy an impressive regional craft beer selection, live music, and much more! When: April 7, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Where: Anne Arundel Fairgrounds -- 1450 Generals Hwy, Crownsville, MD 21032 Tickets are available now! General Grounds Passes are $12, discounted Military tickets with ID are $7, while the first 500 First Responders and kids 12 and under are FREE. The event’s organizer is expecting a sellout, so make sure you snag yourself some tickets before they're gone! You purchase tickets here. [gallery type="rectangular" size="large" ids="8136,8097"]

Chicken Wing Festival Schedule:

11 a.m to 12:30 p.m. -- Kansas tribute band Know Return 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. -- Earth Wind and Fire tribute band 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. -- Wing Eating Competition* 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. -- Paul McCartney and Wings tribute band Speed of Sound 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. -- Bon Jovi Cover Band Living on a Bad Name *The Wing Eating contests are open to all, and those interested in participating will be able to sign up in the ABC Events Tent on-site. Some of the vendors for this year’s festival include Stan and Joe’s, Smoke Rattle and Roll, and Nader's Bistro, among others! View the complete list of vendors here. Will you be attending the Chicken Wing Festival? Have you gone in the past? Let us know in the comments below. And we'll see you there!

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