If you consider yourself one of the country’s finest fried chook aficionados, your Superbowl approaches. As part of the Elemental AKL Festival, the city’s beloved Fried Chicken Festival is making its hotly anticipated return to Auckland.
When we say this is one of the most popular events on the city’s calendar, we mean it. Tickets to Auckland’s first fried chicken celebration in 2018 sold out in 19 minutes. The event at Parnell’s La Cigale French market was so crammed that attendees had to wait over an hour for a sniff of fried poultry. In 2019 it moved to Queens Wharf venue Shed 10 where it welcomed chicken lovers by the hundreds.
Last year, of course, it was scheduled to make its triumphant return to the waterfront on August 21— until the country went into a snap level 4 lockdown on August 17, and fried chicken fans had to resort to making their own pale imitations in their home kitchens.
Now it’s finally coming back once more, with a lineup of some of the country’s best food trucks ready to sling all the chook punters can get their greasy mitts on.
Auckland’s Fried Chicken Festival will take place on Saturday, July 30. Tickets are on sale now, with more information and further vendors yet to be announced.
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