Saturday, August 9, 2014
BUSHKILL, PA (Summer 2014) – On Sunday, August 10, 2014, Shawnee Mountain Ski Area will be the host of the 19th Annual Pocono Chicken Wing-Off to benefit Monroe County Meals on Wheels from noon to 4:00 pm. Festival attendees pay as they go for wings, beverages and other food. Proceeds from the wings sold will go to Monroe County Meals on Wheels.
Gina Bertucci, spokesperson for the Resort, said, "This is a great way to spend a weekend in the Poconos. We recommend extending your stay to be sure you experience all the things to do in the region. Try our new Pocono TreeVentures aerial ropes course and Pocono Zip Racer dual racing zip lines, slide at our new Blue Lightning all season tubing, hike at Bushkill Falls, relax with a canoe ride down the Delaware then go to the Wing Off and vote for the best wings in the Poconos." Wing-Off festival two night weekend villa packages start at $167 a night and include twenty tickets to sample dozens of different 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 live music, vendors and lots of wings.
Shawnee Mountain provides plenty of room to sit down and eat wings with wing competitors located throughout the base area of the Mountain. As the main fundraiser for the year, Meals on Wheels is pleased that the event continues to grow in its third year at Shawnee. Bertucci concludes, “Rain or shine, the Wing Off will happen with lots of wings eaten and lots of tears shed from the hottest wings.” Fernwood and The Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway Resort are a 400 acre four season resort located on Route 209 just minutes from Shawnee Mountain. For wing and stay package information go to FernwoodResortPoconos.com or call 888-337-6966