Join us for the 15th annual wing off Saturday, June 18th 2016

Come join the action!

The hot wing Turns 52!!

Come celebrate with us


A little about us:

How - In the summer of 2001, the Hollingshead brothers decided to answer the question of who had the best hot wing recipe via an informal backyard grilling contest.  Since then, our friends, neighbors, colleagues, and new friends have grown this event into an annual taste sensation you don't want to miss.

Who - Open to friends and family of the Hollingshead brothers, cooks, and anyone invited by a cook.  We are always looking for new recipes to discover new and unique tastes (new, traditional, exotic, etc) that we've all come to enjoy over the years.  Wings are not required, as we have a number of folks that wish to share their favorite recipes involving other food types.
What - A veritable plethora of taste diversity that races your palate along the continuum of culinary excellence.

When - Saturday, June 18th 2016 from 11am till we say it's over.  ​The event tends to peak around 1pm, so don't be late!!

Where - Julius M. Kleiner Park (Fairview & Eagle Rd) will be the venue for this year's event. 
Enter the park at the Records St traffic light off the North side of Fairview, across from Walmart and Sportsman's Warehouse. 
Drive North on Records Ave through the first roundabout taking the second outlet.
Turn right and proceed under the main arch, and through the second roundabout taking the second outlet. 
The A-1 shelter and field area hosting the event is on the right, with parking on the left. 
The loading zone for cooks is located just past the shelter. 
Vehicles with equipment can stop here temporarily while you drop gear and we load up ATV trailers to haul items to the field location.

Please ensure you have folks from your team available to help load, unload, and set up your gear.  The ground crew is primarily responsible for transportation only. 

Why - Cause we said so.  Actually, what started as sibling rivalry has grown over the years, and is a way for the cooks and supporting folks to give something back to our friends and family while paying it forward to our community youth, engage in a little smack-talk, and share the greatest wing recipes of all time. 
Bring what you can to contribute, a blanket, shade canopy, a cooler (no glass), and spend the day with us.  Seriously, pack it up and join us!! 

How much – Event packets containing one wrist band, 10 raffle tickets, and a People's Choice voting card, can be obtained from the "Registration" booth.  Donations are $10 per person to assist in covering costs and benefit local Meridian youth courtesy of the Meridian Kiwanis.  Additional raffles tickets can be purchased at the Registration booth to increase your odds of winning, then stop by the Raffle booth (located next to "Registration") to check out all the great Wing-Off prizes.  Winning raffle tickets are posted at the Raffle booth, so check back throughout the day to see if you've won!

Come spend a Saturday afternoon with us, and thanks for choosing the Wing Off!!!

Rules - There is no cost to enter the inner sanctum of cooks and serve up your favorite recipe.   Whether you cook wings or not, bring your favorite recipe and join the action.  If you'd like to compete, present your wing recipe(s) to the judges and see if you can take home a trophy and some prize money.

There are however a few basic park rules-

  •  No glass bottles, containers, etc are allowed in the park.  Plastic containers only.
  •  Pets are welcome however clean up is the owner's responsibility, so plan ahead.
  •  A "pack it in, pack it out" mentality is required to keep the park clean.
  •  Alcohol is permitted (plastic or cans only).
  •  Music is provided.
  •  If you choose to bring sporting equipment (volleyball, frisbee, football, etc...) to entertain your crew and others, please be considerate and ensure activities are a safe distance away from the grills and other guests.

Questions or want to cook?  Let us know us via the Contact page.

Saturday, June 18th, 2016 (11 am-4 pm)

J.M. Kleiner Memorial Park

1900 N. Records Ave

Meridian, ID  83642

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