2022 Best Wing Competition Winners

Judges Award Best Buffalo Sauce
1st Place: Jerk Brothers/Burger Brothers/Thank Cod Fish & Chips (Atlanta / Food Truck)
2nd Place: Anchor Bar & Restaurant (Kennesaw)
3rd Place: Omni Flavas (Dacula / Food Truck)

Judges Award Best Overall Wing
1st Place: Choate BBQ (Canton / Food Truck)
2nd Place: Anchor Bar & Restaurant (Kennesaw)
3rd Place: Cool Hawgs BBQ (Spartanburg, SC / Food Truck)

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The Wing & Rock Festival is a family friendly music & food festival. The festival attendance averages between 10,000 and 20,000 people over the two days. The event has a Kids Zone area with crafts for the youngsters to enjoy all afternoon while you sample the variety of beverages and food items being offered plus an Arts & Crafts area.

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With last year's record attendance, the Wing and Rock Festival has relocated just up the road to the Etowah River Park in Canton, Georgia. The new 80-acre park features a playground, walking track, bridge over the Etowah River that leads to trails and an open-air amphitheater.

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As the third largest chicken wing festival in the country with over 15,000 expected in attendance this year, festival goers can munch on tasty chicken wings from local wing experts while washing them down with a cold beverage. All the participating wing vendors will be vying for plaques and medals for the best wings in a competition judged by local celebrities and the festival attendees.

Wing & Rock Fest

Wing & Rock Fest

If you like great tasting chicken wings with bold sauces, rockin’ music at a beautiful venue, then you'll love the 2-day Dan-O's Seasoning Wing and Rock Festival. The annual festival is at Etowah River Park, an 80-acre park located in Canton, Georgia featuring an open-air amphitheater and plenty of parking. Voted one of the Top 10 Food Festivals in the Southeast by Festival Rooster & Parade Magazine. This FREE family friendly event offers something for everyone.

You’ll experience the region’s best tasting chicken wings from over 20+ restaurants & food trucks. Wing-slingin’ experts will be selling over 60+ types of flavors of wings that are grilled, fried or smoked. While enjoying a weekend of wings you can also fancy a cold beverage from Captain Morgan, Ciroc, Mich Ultra and Reformation Brewery. This year's tribute acts include Get Lucky (Loverboy), In the Dark (Billy Squier), Kiss America (Kiss), Semi-Charmed (Third Eye Blind) & Justin (u2) plus the School of Rock East Cobb House Band & DJ Suspense. Other activities include Arts & Craft, Farmers Market, Kid Zone and the WNB Factory wing eating contest.

As the third largest chicken wing festival in the country, the festival is expecting over 20,000 in attendance this year. So, grab your friends and family and be sure to mark your calendar for the annual Wing & Rock Fest. Be sure to visit our sponsors: Krause Family Ford Woodstock, Singleton Marine, T Mobile, Comfort Zone & Geiger Legal. Other sponsors include City of Canton, Around Canton Magazine, Enjoy Cherokee Magazine, WLJA Radio and Golf Carts of Canton. Portion of proceeds benefit the Atlanta Fundraising Foundation to support their community service program aimed at keeping impaired drivers off the streets of Atlanta..

2023 Entertainment Lineup