The 2016 Wing Shack Wing Eating Contest

Who doesn’t want this on their mantle?!

Here it is – time for the ultimate showdown in Northern Colorado competitive eating (it’s a pretty big scene…) The 8th Annual Wing Shack Wing Eating Contest (aka The Bear Hot Finals) is scheduled to go down on Saturday, October 29th. Twenty of Northern Colorado’s most dedicated wing lovers will face off in a race of speed and spice, with the victor taking home the Bear Hot Finals trophy and CA$H prizes!

Because of the fanfare around this annual event, we have outgrown our West Greeley Wing Shack (which had hosted our last 4 competitions) and have partnered with our friends at High Hops Brewery to host this annual competition. And as it turns out, High Hops already had a Halloween celebration scheduled for that day, so it couldn’t have worked out better! In addition to the Wing Eating Contest, High Hops will be hosting a costume contest and are planning on a small-batch beer release for the celebration. There will also be live music from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Expect a day of general revelry for all that attend!

The official Wing Shack Wing Eating Contest kicks off at 4:00 pm – the contest is capped at 20 contestants. Anyone that has completed the Bear Hot Challenge in the past year will receive an advanced invitation – so if you have count yourself among this year’s brave Bear Hot victors, make sure to check your email! If you didn’t get your invitation, make sure to contact us so we can double check our records and get your invitation sent out! And if you haven’t done the Bear Hot Challenge this year but you think you can hang with the big boys and want to compete for that gorgeous trophy (and cold, hard ca$h prizes) there is still time! Just get to any Wing Shack location and complete the Bear Hot Challenge and we will send you an invite! But hurry – its first come, first serve so that means once we hit 20 sign-ups, registration will be closed!

Finally, a quick reminder of the rules for the official Wing Shack Wing Eating Contest. Our contest is a combination of speed AND spice. Not only do you have to be the fastest wing eater, you have to be able to handle some spiced up wings. Each contestant will be given 2 and a half pounds of chicken wings tossed in a special spicy sauce. The official Wing Shack judges will put six minutes on the clock – as soon as the countdown commences, all contestants will attempt to eat as many hot wings as possible in 6 minutes. As soon as the clock hits 0, everyone must put their hands in the air. The official Wing Shack judges will then come around and weigh out each individual basket – prizes will be awarded for the first, second, and third based on how many wings were eaten in the allotted amount of time!

So put on your dancing shoes, dust off the old Halloween costume and come down to High Hops Brewery on Saturday October 29th for Northern Colorado’s only Wing Eating Competition! Feel free to reach out with any questions about the event – in the meantime, order yourself some Bear Hot wings in solidarity with our competitors.


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