Wing Fest 2014

Jun 16, 2014

Saturday was Wheeling’s 2nd Annual Centre Market Wing Fest.  Last year, I think we were out of town or photographing a wedding, or doing something important because we didn’t get to go.  This year we made sure that it would happen. 

I mean.  Wings and beer.  In Wheeling.  It’s like the perfect McKinley storm.

IMG_2796-Edit copyIMG_2800-Edit copy

We roped two of our friends into tagging along with us and then filled our bellies with chicken wings and beer until we practically had to roll out of the joint.  It was really fun and so nice to see so many people in the market.  It’s one of my favorite parts of Wheeling and I’m always happy to see it filled to the brim.

IMG_2802-Edit copyIMG_2810-Edit

I was also happy that they had something available for Louis to do.  I feel like we are always taking him to things that aren’t “kid friendly” in the sense that there is a kid-specific activity.  Art With a Twist is a new shop in the Centre Market that I’m excited about.  It’s a walk-in studio that is based around painting ceramics, mosaics and canvas.

They had a “Paint the Chicken” contest for the kiddos, where they got to paint a ceramic chicken and have it voted on for their age group.  We left before the voting so I’m not sure where Louis landed in the contest…but we didn’t really care all that much about the contest.  Louis was just happy to get his paint on.

IMG_2807-Edit copyIMG_2806-Edit copyIMG_2809-Edit copy

Of course, our well-accessorized child also had to paint a ring blue.  He wore it immediately and has been wearing it since.  It gives him water powers (I think)….I’ll have to ask him again today.

Good food.  Good beer.  Good friends.  Good time.
We are looking forward to Wing Fest 2015 already!

2 Comments

  1. Meghan Hayes

    Wing AND beer festival?! You live in the best town ever.

    Reply
  2. Katy McKinley

    We're trying to make it that way. Wheeling has notoriously been a "dying town" for some time now. We peaked years ago and it started quickly emptying of businesses and becoming a retirement community. Our group of young, crazy and motivated people are kicking and screaming until we make a comeback. 🙂

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Welcome to Wild+Wanderful!  I’m Katy.
Momma. Wife. West Virginian.
Designer. 
Dreamer. Coffee Consumer.
DIY-er. 
Craft Beer Enthusiast.
Purple Obsessor. Lover of Handmade.

MILDLY WILD. MOSTLY WANDERFUL.

LATEST FREEBIES

Variant :: FREE Loki Alligator Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

If you haven't watched the Loki series on Disney+ yet, stop everything you're doing and binge away.  IT. IS. SO. GOOD. Seriously.  It serves up a lot of fanfare but also provides a lot of goodness for the less nerdy individuals out there.  Plus Tom...

One Pattern, Four Lengths :: The [free!] Moseyer Skirt

I really wanted to have a special post to talk just about the different lengths and fabrics that I used for my tester versions of the new Moseyer Skirt (a FREE pattern that I just released on Wild + Wanderful).  But before we get into it too much, let's go over what...

The Moseyer Skirt | A New FREEBIE Wrap Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

I am overwhelmingly excited to share that I have *officially* released another pattern on this very website!!  Let me tell you all about The Moseyer Skirt, y'all!! This is a beginner pattern, featuring an adorable true-wrap style skirt, with a sweet little tulip hem...

The Voyager Skirt :: Star Wars Style | A New FREEBIE Circle Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

Did you hear the news that I announced yesterday??  I released two new sewing patterns -- and they're both free!!  I'm still riding a little bit of a high from the fun of putting something that I designed in my own space.  I know that a circle skirt isn't anything...

The Voyager Skirt | A New FREEBIE Circle Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

So I did a thing.  And that thing was do a bunch of math and take the guess work and math out of circle skirts for you -- by releasing a FREE pattern: The Voyager Skirt!! Well....I released two patterns, because...

Granny Square Heart Drink Sweater | Free Crochet Pattern + Video Tutorial!

Whenever I'm in the mood to crochet something but want it to be a short and sweet project, I immediately start crocheting these granny square hearts.  I'm mildly obsessed with them..you have no idea how many heart squares I have in my "WIP" pile.  Whoops. I shared...

RECENT POSTS

Go Team: Halloween

We are coming up on the end of my sharing train for all of the Go Team items I made during testing.  Which one has been your favorite so far?? With this release, we had a set of FOUR patterns all launch at once.  The Go Team Jersey, Go Team Jersey - Youth, Go Team...

Fabric for Pirates :: October 2021 Reveal

Woohoo!! It is reveal day for this month's Fabric for Pirates and, per my usual, I'm super excited to share what I made with the delicious fabric we sent out to everyone! Here are the specifics of the fabric we sent this month: BRUSHED SWEATER MELANGE Width: 58/60″...

Team Tie Dye

I'm bringing you some sunshine with my blue haired cutie in another one of the Go Team Jerseys that I made for him!  If you haven't caught wind yet, Patterns for Pirates just launched a set of four new awesomesauce patterns: Go Team Jersey, Go Team Jersey - Youth, Go...

A Team-less Go Team Dress

If you were tired of seeing all of the things I made with these Go Team patterns, you might want to buckle in.  Because I've still got more coming for you.  The pattern was so good I couldn't stop making things for myself and my family!  #sorrynotsorry With this...