Sacramento’s booming food festival scene now has a special day to dedicate to the ever popular party food: the chicken wing. That day is August 23rd at 2pm (until 7pm) at Fremont Park (16th and P streets). event flyer below
I was very happy to team up with Xoso Sports to help promote this event because the proceeds from it will benefit the Food Literacy Center! :) I recently interviewed Nick Berruezo (founder of Sactown Wings and Xoso Sports) and here’s what he had to say about it:
Cavegrrl: How did you come up with the concept to have a wings festival in Sacramento?
Nick: The wing fest concept actually came from a friend of mine, and I hadn’t heard of anything like it in Sacramento. There are a lot of wing lovers out there, and some of them might even be considered fanatical about their wings, so I thought it could be a fun, popular event for Sacramento! Plus, there are some great local restaurants and bars who have some amazing wings, and I thought this event could help bring them future business.
Cavegrrl: What made you decide to name the Food Literacy Center as a beneficiary?
Nick: I met with my friend Nicole Rogers with the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Farm to Fork division, who also serves on the board of the FLC and she put me in contact with Amber Stott with the Food Literacy Center. The FLC has a great mission to educate the community about healthy, sustainable eating and Amber and Nicole were very excited about the event. It seemed like a great opportunity to work together!
Cavegrrl: Please tell me about attendee ticket options. I understand there are different levels.
Nick: There are three different ticket options:
-$10 Event Attendee: Admission only. You can purchase food and full priced beer at the event.
-$30 Wing Eater: Includes admission, 15 wings from Chicago Fire, souvenir beer mug with two free beers, and $2 beer refills.
-$40 VIP Wing Judge: Includes Wing Eater package plus additional 10 wings (2 each from five wing vendors) and a Sactown Wings Judge t-shirt. You’ll be one of only 100 people who get to vote on who has the best wings!
Cavegrrl: Do you have any entertainment lined up for guests of the event?
Nick: So far, our entertainment will consist of games: corn hole, bear pong (giant beer pong), giant jenga, and some live bands, which tentatively include the Golden Cadillacs and Musical Charis.
Cavegrrl: What else do you think my readers should know about the event?
Nick: I think the ticket packages are a great value and we’re hoping that this event grows and becomes an annual event. It’s a great opportunity to not only support the Food Literacy Center, but many local restaurants, brewers, and musicians at the same time!
Awesome, Nick! Also, I want to thank you for generously donating a pair of tickets to give away on cavegrrl.com! :)
TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SACTOWN WINGS ON AUGUST 23rd, PLEASE SHARE THIS POST ON FACEBOOK, “LIKE” THE SACTOWN WINGS FACEBOOK PAGE (CLICK HERE), AND LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW STATING YOUR FAVORITE PLACE FOR WINGS IN SACRAMENTO! Please leave some way I can contact you if you win. I will announce the winner on Friday, August 1st! Good luck! :)
The Food Literacy Center’s mission is to inspire kids to eat their vegetables. They teach low-income elementary children cooking and nutrition to improve their health, community and environment.