Bushkill, PA (Vocus) July 11, 2009
Fernwood Hotel and Resort will host the 14th Annual Pocono Chicken Wing-Off to benefit Monroe County Meals on Wheels from noon to 4:00 pm on the Fernwood Great Lawn.
Festival attendees pay as they go for wings, beverages and other food. Proceeds from the wings sold will go to Meals on Wheels, which generates over $12,000 from the event annually. New this year, there will be craft and vendor booths added to expand things to do at the festival.
Gina Bertucci, spokesperson for Fernwood, said, "This is a great way to spend a weekend in the Fernwood Poconos. We recommend extending your stay to be sure you experience all the great things to do in the Fernwood Poconos. Splash at Camelbeach, hike at Bushkill Falls, relax with a canoe ride down the Delaware then go to the Pocono Chicken Wing-Off and vote for the best wings in the Fernwood Poconos."
Pocono Chicken Wing-Off festival and stay packages start from just $288 and include two nights of hotel accommodations and forty tickets to sample over twenty different kinds of wings.
Wings are judged in four categories: Chef’s Choice, Most Original and the Grand Prizes, People’s Choice for Hottest Wing and People’s Choice for Best Tasting Wing. Each category winner receives an award plaque, radio and print advertising, billboards announcing the winners, and a $250 check for the outstanding entry.
Guest judges are celebrities, chefs, and other local wing enthusiasts with voting for "best wings" done by attendees. The event schedule includes contests, live music, craft and food vendors, a Pepsi play area with giveaways, and games.
Fernwood Hotel & Resort is a 440 acre four season Pocono resort located on Route 209 just minutes from the Delaware Water Gap with both villa and hotel accommodations. For wing and stay package information go to FernwoodHotel.com or call 888-FERNWOOD (888-337-6966).