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Fried Chicken Fest Houston returns to the city with a finger licking good time for the 2022 event!

When and where

Date and time


IAG ICE HOUSE 6767 Portwest Dr. Houston, TX 77024

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

Come out and help Houston pick it's favorite fried chicken restaurant!

Make your taste buds heard by voting in our people's choice contest for best fried chicken dish! At this event, you will sample fried chicken dishes from various restaurants, chefs and food trucks all while enjoying live music, art and DJ's from Houston's local creative scene!

  • Voting Categories: Peoples Choice Houston's #1 Fried Chicken Restaurant | Peoples Choice Houston's #1 Fried Chicken Sandwich | Peoples Choice Houston's #1 Most creative Fried Chicken Dish
  • We can't forget to mention that cocktails are included with your "Judge Pass" ticket purchase and also your "Early Bird Judge Pass ticket".
  • *21 and up event: This event is created for an adult crowd so no children or anyone under the age of 21 will be allowed in unless with a parent or guardian and the child must have "Judge Pass" ticket.
  • Fried Chicken Wing Eating Contest: Sign up on our website if you think you have what it takes to be Houston's fastest chicken wing eater. Only 24 contestants will be entered into the event. You must have a Judges pass ticket to participate. Waivers and sign up sheets are on --->
  • Interested in being a fried chicken contestant? Food, art or merchandise vendor? Head over to our website, and click on vendor opportunities for information, pricing and sign up sheets.
  • Please email all sponsorship questions to


Judge Pass:

-Entry into the festival

-10 food sampling vouchers (you will exchange these vouchers for samples of the contestants food to taste and vote). Food vendors and fried chicken contestants will also have food for purchase.

-Food sampling time is 2pm-6pm for this ticket (1pm-6pm for the Early Bird Judge Pass). After 6pm food vendors may start selling food if they are out of samples. So get there early so you can try as many of the vendors food as possible! Please keep this mind.

-Open bar access in main festival alley (Must be 21 and up)

-Seating through out the festival (first come first serve)

-View cooking demonstrations, live music and the fried chicken wing eating contest on the main stage.

-Access to bottled water and other sponsored non alcoholic drinks


-Street parking is free, plentiful and legal on Portwest Dr.

-Fried chicken Fest will offer a limited amount of parking in the festival parking lot at $20 per a spot while supplies last. Parking in this lot is first come first serve and there will be parking attendants. Fried Chicken Fest Houston is not responsible for any theft or damage to any vehicles that may occur during your visit to the festival.

-Uber and Lyft drop off and pick up is strongly suggested. Please do not drink and drive!

What to bring

-Your State or federally issued ID

-Your ticket, either printed or digital for scanning

-Your appetite!

-Your cell phone or digital device to be able to vote for your favorites on line

-Good and fun vibes

What not to bring


-Any outside food or drinks

-Weapons or guns of any sort

-Bad vibes

-Illegal drugs or contraband of any sort


Dress Code

-Casual chic summer/fall wear

-Flip flops and sneakers are ok

-Shorts and t-shirts are ok. Just keep it fly and not dry