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Five Reasons Why You Should Attend Chicken Fight Festival

Fried chicken, all day

Only one month until Chicken Fight Festival! The inaugural event will bring together some of the Mile High’s top restaurants as they present the finest styles of fried bird paired with crafted cocktails. Haven’t bought your tickets yet? Here are five reasons why you should put Chicken Fight Festival on your calendar.

Fried. Chicken. Goodness.

Post Chicken and Beer

Colorado-style Fried Chicken

From crispy fried wings to best in BBQ, this fest will certainly be finger lickin’ good. Utilizing birds from Red Bird Farms—Colorado’s own cage-free, antibiotic and steroid free farm—over 40 restaurants will be competing for the best fried bird. Participants include heavyweight chicken champs Post Chicken & Beer, Grind Kitchen, as well as newcomers to the Denver scene like LOW Country Kitchen.

Unlimited Crafted Cocktails


Photo by Morgan Carter

Need something to wash down all that fowl? Denver’s hottest bartenders will be onsite, shaking up specialty cocktails to pair with all that tasty chicken. Sample them all and don’t forget to vote for your favorite.

Or How Bout Something a Bit More Straight Up…

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Photo courtesy of Dickel Tennessee Whisky

Straight up more your style? Tickets to the fest include unlimited bourbon and whiskey samples—as well as Bud Light, if you just need a cold one—sure to whet your whistle.

Country Jams

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Photo courtesy of Buckstein

Dust off your favorite boots! Not only will the festival include country jam bands, but Colorado-native country singer and American Idol alum, Buckstein, will be lending his soulful, toe-tapping music to the festival.

VIP Perks


Photo Credit: Matt McDonald | Teakoe Tea Supply Co

VIP goers can dine on creative chicken dishes from eight of Denver’s best chefs including Solitaire, Del Frisco’s, and Mizu Izakaya. Specialty Jim Beam cocktails infused with Teakoe Tea will be offered as well premium spirit tastings of high-end scotches and bourbons. Plus, VIP ticket holders can peruse the festival a full hour before everyone else.

Chicken Fight Festival will be held on Thursday, May 25 at 6:30 pm at The River North Festival Grounds. Still need to buy your tickets? Use the code diningoutcf2017 for $39 GA; $49 First Taste; $89 for VIP. Buy your tickets here