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Third Annual Wingapalooza Set for August 12

SMG Wichita and INTRUST Bank Arena are pleased to announce the Third Annual Wingapalooza, presented by Indian Motorcycle of Wichita, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12 at INTRUST Bank Arena. The one-of-a-kind event will again feature Wichita-area restaurants and chefs showcasing their best wings.

Wingapalooza will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the main arena floor and will include all-you-can-eat wings, a beer garden featuring a variety of options and entertainment and music from a live DJ. Fans will have the opportunity to sample unique chicken wing recipes from the more than 20 restaurants and local chefs who will be showcasing their culinary flare and craft and competing for the best chicken wings in Wichita. Participating restaurants and chefs will vie for two awards at the event: a People’s Choice Award, or “Lord of the Wings,” and a Judge’s Choice Award. 2016 Wingapalooza winners included Valerie’s Wings and Things, The Hungry Heart and Blarney Stone Pub in the Lord of the Wings category, and JayRod’s, Gianni Bacci’s and SAVOR in the Judge’s Choice category.

 “Wingapalooza is a great community event that provides a great atmosphere for local restaurants and chefs to interact with our guests and showcase what makes them each so unique,” said A.J. Boleski, SMG General Manager of INTRUST Bank Arena. “On top of that, our staff has an absolute blast planning and preparing for this event. It’s exciting to have witnessed the growth of Wingapalooza over its first two years and to be hosting it for the third straight year.”

Tickets for the all-you-can-eat event are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets to Wingapalooza are limited; guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at, in person at the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena or by calling 855-755-SEAT (7328). For more information on Wingapalooza, fans can visit

Participating restaurants already on board to compete at Wingapalooza include Wingstop, Twin Peaks (East), Gianni Bacci’s, Pizza Hut, River City Brewing Co., The Anchor and SAVOR… Wichita. Space is available for local restaurants and chefs who are interested in competing at Wingapalooza. For more information on competing, please contact Ryan Decker at or 316-440-9021. INTRUST Bank Arena is proud to have Indian Motorcycle of Wichita as the presenting sponsor for Wingapalooza. Additional event sponsors include Alt 107.3 as the radio sponsor, Visit Wichita, Boston Beer and ABC Discount Liquor. Additional sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Kandace Day at or 316-440-9012.


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