Wing Fest 2014 sold out of more wings than ever -- in record time last night in the Sports Arena East building at the Benton County Fairgrounds. An estimated 5000+ wing eaters devoured 36,000 wings by 7 pm, leaving many wanting more. Thirty sauce makers created 60+ concoctions, competing for the Wing Fest honors.

Pete & Cindy at Wing Fest

Wings, cold beer, frozen yogurt, and cheesecake in a cone had people packed in shoulder to shoulder enjoying the night. $1 was good for two wings from any sauce-maker, allowing attendees to sample many different options.

Here are the 'professional' sauce winners from last night's event:

  1. Old Capital Tavern (Sauk Rapids)
  2. Waldo's Pizza (St. Cloud)
  3. Demon Pig BBQ Sauce (Breezy Point)

And the winners in the amateur division:

  1. Jerry Heinz
  2. Les Levin
  3. Sam Burvee

Great night, good food, cold beer, lots of friends -- could've eaten a lot more!