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Wingfest is here again

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Georgia Wingfest organizers spent Friday getting the Albany Fairgrounds ready for thousands of people.

The event kicks off Saturday morning at 11:00 and runs until 9:00. Organizers expect between 12,000 and 15,000 people.

Live bands will be performing throughout the day in addition to plenty of activities for children.

And of course, the main event is the big wing competition at 1:00, and the wing eating contest at 4:30.

"I think what makes it unique to us is that we try and make it as family friendly and as safe and as cost effective as possible so people can come out and not feel like they're spending an arm and a leg and still have fun," said Event Director Rick Schneider.

Tickets costs $5.00, children 8 and under are free.

Their goal is to raise $10,000 this year.

Proceeds will go to the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia.

Last year they had a clucking contest for children, and this year they're having one for adults.

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