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Sactown Wings festival to debut Aug. 23 at Fremont Park

Published: Monday, Jul. 7, 2014 - 12:00 pm

As the saying goes, the latest food festival to debut in Sacramento ain’t no thing but a chicken wing.

Sactown Wings will take place on Aug. 23 at Fremont Park (16th and P streets) from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., featuring a variety of chicken wings that can be washed down with local beers. Among those restaurants which will be vending their best wings: Chicago Fire, Barwest, Fieldhouse American Sports Pub, Blue Cue and Water’z Wingz.

Sactown Wings joins a run of new food festivals which have recently been announced, including Sacratomato Week from July 21 - July 27, and Specialty Coffee Week in October. Sactown Wings organizers expect up to 1,000 attendees will chow down on chicken wings in various styles, including buffalo and barbecued wings.

“There are a lot of wing lovers, but there isn’t (a festival) designed around chicken wings,” said Nick Berruezo, the founder of Sactown Wings. “It seems fun and summery, and a good excuse to get outdoors. A lot of restaurants around Sacramento feature chicken wings but don’t always get the publicity for them. You have Hooters and Buffalo Wild Wings, but locals should also get credit.”

Tickets can be had at three price points:

* $30 gets you 15 wings from Chicago Fire, two beers, and a souvenir beer mug with $2 refills.

* $40 for 25 wings, two beers with $2 refills, a t-shirt and the opportunity to vote for the day’s best wings.

* $10 for entrance; no food included, but wings can be purchased separately from the vendors.

Organizers expect an additional wing vendor or two to be added, and the participating breweries will be announced soon. For tickets and more information:


* Specialty Coffee Week Sacramento planned for October

* First-ever ‘Sacratomato Week’ coming in July

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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