Sponsorship Opportunities

Dear Prospective Festival Sponsors,

The 8th Annual Big Kahuna Wing Festival will be held on the 6th of September, 2020 at Worlds Fair Park in downtown Knoxville.  This event will host the park with the Sweet Smell of Hot Wings, Unreserved Participants, and Terrific Music with a Wing Eating Contest, Silent Auction, Kids Corner, and Fun for the Whole Family!  Combine this with some of the Best Wing Recipes and Teams and we have one Fantastic Event all to Benefit Empty Stocking Fund, Second Harvest Food Bank, The University of Tennessee Culinary Program, and The Big Heads Big Hearts Foundation.

Founded in 2013, the Big Kahuna Wing Festival has raised $400,000 for our charity groups and we are hopeful to make an even bigger impact in 2020.

The mission of the News Sentinel Empty Stocking Fund (ESF) is to provide food and toys to disadvantaged East Tennesseans during the holidays.

Second Harvest Food Bank is the East Tennessee region’s largest hunger-relief charity; operating programs in 18 counties. The food bank secures and distributes over 16 million pounds of food and grocery products annually through a network of over 500 partnering non-profit organizations such as food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and schools.

The UT Culinary Institute also offers a wide array of continuing education opportunities through its other programs, including degrees in Retail and Consumer Sciences and in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. In addition, UT offers community cooking courses in dozens of topics related to food and wine.

The Big Heads Big Hearts Foundation was founded to honor and carry on the legacy of Gabe Benson. Gabe was one of the most caring and selfess men you could ever hope to know. His generosity and concern for everyone he knew, and didn’t know, defined his life. As a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and friend; Gabe always put others before himself. To that end, Big Heads Big Hearts seeks to honor Gabe by providing charitable support for multiple organizations in the greater Knoxville community.

Please mark your calendar, September 6th, 2020 and make plans to come listen to fantastic music and eat some of the best Wings from around the South. Our Team of Volunteers at The Big Kahuna Wing Festival hopes to see you at Worlds Fair Park, Downtown Knoxville from 3:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 6th, 2020.

If you are looking for a way to raise the visibility of your company, product or service while helping the community, you might consider one of the sponsorship opportunities we offer.

Read more about our 2020 Big Kahuna Wing Festival Sponsor Packages here!