Get excited as the Auckland Fried Chicken Festival is back on the agenda after being so rudely disrupted by the lockdown. Originally postponed until next year, the legends at the Food Truck Collective decided that they couldn't make us wait any longer since transitioning to Level 1 and oh, how we love them for it. So prepare yourselves fried chicken fans, Auckland’s finest food trucks and restaurants will be gathering to bring you their best fried chicken-inspired dishes for an entire day so block this one out in your diaries.
Similar to last year, you can expect this one to be held at the waterfront Shed 10, and there will be multiple sessions so you can pre-purchase your ticket.
In highly exciting news just announced, legendary Five Boroughs will collab’ing with Jack Daniel’s for a pop-up during the festival. They'll be bringing their covetable treats including their next-level chicken burgers, truffle fried chicken and crack fries all washed down with Jack Daniel's Lynchburg lemonade or iced tea. No wonder these guys always sell out.
There's also a drool-worthy line up of other fried chicken legends including Mexico, Lowbrow and Tiger Burger plus favourite food trucks NomNom, Temaki Truck and Bun Hun.
Tasty American styled treats from The Pie Piper and organic gelato from Lalele will be there to cool down those taste buds for foodies daring to dabble with spicy sauces.
As if all that isn't enough to whet your whistle—you'll also be able to try your hand at axe-throwing with Sweet Axe and enjoy some crazy golf with Holey Moley. Behemoth Brewing will also be in attendance with their fried chicken-inspired Hazy Pale Beer.
You'll be able to grab tickets at the door on the day for $10 or keep your eyes peeled for pre-sale tickets which can be purchased from Saturday 20 June from 10 am with Eventfinda NZ.
What: Auckland’s Fried Chicken Festival
When: Saturday 8 August, 2020
Where: Shed 10, Quay Street
Can't wait for the festival? Here's where you can load up on Auckland's best fried chicken in the meantime.
Image credit: Sean Lcoke, Five Boroughs