Participants sought for Kickin’ Chicken Wing and Chili Festival
The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce will host the 8th annual Kickin’ Chicken Wing and Chili Festival on Friday, Oct. 21 in downtown Florence.
The event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. on the 100 block of South Dargan St.
The wings and chili will be prepared by competing chefs and local cooking teams. The chamber will supply the wings for the cooks, but the chili is the participant’s responsibility. Those competing in the chili cookoff will need to supply a minimum seven gallons of chili. Wing cookoff participants will be expected to cook between 80 and 120 pounds of wings throughout the evening.
Those interested in sharing special sauces for wings and chili, while competing for cooking awards, can contact the Florence Chamber at (843)665-0515.
The event will feature a few other food vendors along with a selection of beverages, including wine, local beer and craft beer. The grand stage will be set for music by the Inland Band.
The main event sponsors for the festival include Raines Hospitality, Synergi Partners and Wilcox, Buyck and Williams with additional support from South Carolina Federal Credit Union, MPD Electric Cooperative, Florence Regional Arts Alliance and Victors Downtown.
Proceeds go to the Pee Dee Visions Foundation, which the chamber manages, to support a variety of local educational initiatives and key leadership program.