Winter Park’s Whiskey and Wings Festival returns this Saturday, September 10th for the 5th annual event. Hosted by Jim Beam, the Whiskey and Wings Festival is sure to be a memorable event, with various samples of some of the best whiskey and wings in Colorado. Tickets are available for purchase for the samples, with wings ranging from 1 – 2 tickets each, other food samples ranging from 1 – 3 tickets each and whiskey also coming in at 1 – 3 tickets each depending on style and type. Other food samples include grilled meats, sides, desserts and more. You can purchase 8 tickets for $10, 16 tickets for $20 or 20 tickets and a commemorative shot glass for $30.
Libations will be separated out into categorized tents, including a bourbon tent, an Irish whiskey tent, a scotch whiskey tent and a local Colorado whiskey tent. For the first time there will also be a few new whiskey-related additions, including an educational whiskey tent hosting whiskey mixology classes each hour at the start of the hour. There you will learn all about whiskey including how its made, its many faces, the best mixers and more.There will also be a “mix it up” area where you can combine your whiskey samples with various mixers, bar fruit and other drink enhancements.
Make sure you save some tickets for the wings, and not just so you keep a level head. The wings will come from competitors from Winter Park Resort, Grand County and the Front Range, all aiming to achieve the honor of the area’s best wings. This year there will be about 7 – 10 wing vendors plus the vendors of the various other food samples, which in years’ past has included Irish whiskey fudge and ice cold lemonade! When you purchase your tickets you will also receive a token used to vote for your favorite food vendor. Use it wisely; the vendor with the most tokens at the end of the event will be named the champion!
Think that’s all? Not even close! There will be amazing live music from Raygunonmics in the Village gazebo for the duration of the event, as well as a mechanic bull for riding in the PLC plaza. Mark your calendars for this amazing event this Saturday, September 10th from 12pm – 5pm. If you are looking to fill your morning with more excitement, head over to our Cliffside Zipline in Idaho Springs, located only about 45 minutes away from the event. Book your trip online now, or give our sales agents a call at 855-947-7464.