Brookings, S.D. (7/17/2019) – Enjoy a fun-filled day at Wing & Brew Fest on Saturday, August 17 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, SD. The annual festival celebrates the best of summer, sampling craft brews and tasting dynamite wings from local vendors. It's a mix of activities, food and fun! New in 2019: all activities will take place inside the Swiftel Center arena. So rain or shine, it's going to be a finger lickin' fun time!
Tickets for Wing & Brew Fest are on sale now. All general admission tickets are only $5. Admission is FREE for kids 18 and under as well as for all South Dakota State University students (with student ID). Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or in-person at the Swiftel Center Ticket Office.
Purchase tickets to sample wings and brews. One sampling ticket is $1.00. All wing and brew vendor booths accept tickets only. Tickets are available for purchase at the Wing & Brew Fest Ticket Booth.
- 4:00PM - Festival Opens
- 4:00PM - All Vendors Open (Wing & Brew & Retail)
- 4:00PM - Kids Zone Open
- 4:30PM – Too Drunk To Fish Live Band
- 6:00PM - Battle of the Brews
- 7:00PM - Battle of the Wings
- 8:00PM - Wing Eating Contest
- 8:30PM - People's Choice Awards
- 9:00PM - Festival Ends
2019 Wing Vendors
- Cubby’s Sports Bar & Grill
- Steel Grit Bar & Grill
- The Lodge Sports Bar & Grill
- Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill
2019 Brew Vendors
- A Homestead Brew
- Buffalo Ridge Brewing
- Dakota Territory Brewing Company
- Dempsey’s Brewing Company
- Eponymous Brewing Company
- Obscure Brewing Company
- Remedy Brewing Company
- Severance Brewing Company
- Watertown Brewing Company
- Wooden Legs Brewing Company
2019 Retail Vendors
Battle of the Wings
FLY OR FLOP? WHOSE WINGS WILL COME OUT ON TOP?
Watch our wing vendors go head-to-head in a blind taste test competition. Local "celebrity" judges will taste wings from each vendor without knowing which vendor made which wing. This competition truly comes down to which wing tastes best. The three taste categories include: Meek & Mild, Hot Hot Hot, and Best BBQ.
Battle of the Brews
SIP OR HOP? WHOSE BREW WILL BUBBLE TO THE TOP?
Watch our brew vendors go head-to-head in a blind taste test competition. Local "celebrity" judges will taste brew samples from each vendor without knowing which vendor brewed which brew. This competition truly comes down to which brew tastes best. The taste category is: Best Wing & Brew Specialty Beer.
Wing Eating Contest
HOW FAST CAN YOU CHOW DOWN?
Two Pounds of Wings. Two Minutes on the Clock. Twelve hungry attendees. Watch as our brave participants race the clock to eat as much wing weight as possible in two minutes. Want to enter? Sign up at the Wing & Brew Fest Ticket Booth! Must be 18+ to enter.
TOO DRUNK TO FISH
Jam out with Too Drunk To Fish at Wing & Brew Fest! These guys are an acoustic band that plays a lot of Jimmy Buffett (their hero) and other music that crowds know and love.
SPONSORED BY FIRST BANK & TRUST
Jump, jump, jump around! It will be a bouncing good time with free inflatable games!