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National Buffalo Wing Fest


National Buffalo Wing FestivalSat., Sept. 2 - Sun., Sept. 3
 

The National Buffalo Wing Festival returns to Coca-Cola Field on Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, September 2 (12-9pm) - Sunday, September 3 (12-7pm).

Join us for a 2-day celebration of the meal that was born right here in Buffalo, NY as you sample so many finger-licking good flavors from restaurants near and far. There's 'Sauce-Offs', Eating Contests, the Miss Buffalo Wing Pageant, Bobbing for Wings and so much fun, you'll need a wet-nap!

Admission tickets are just $5 each and children under 8 are free (Tickets available at the event). Food tickets are only $1.00 and are used to purchase all food items.

 

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2017 National Buffalo Wing Festival Events

 

Saturday, September 2
Sunday, September 3

12:00 PM

12:30 PM

1:30 PM

2:00 PM

2:30 PM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

5:30 PM

6:30 PM

7:30 PM

8:00 PM

9:00 PM

Festival Opens

Miss Buffalo Wing 16+

Amateur Creative Sauce-Off

Amateur Traditional Sauce-Off

Heavenly Chilbillies Blues Band

Bobbing for Wings

Dennis George - Quiz Master Show

Amateur Wing Eating Championship

Restaurant Awards Ceremony

Buffalo Buffet Competitive Eating Contest

Ransomville

Eric Van Houten

Dennis George - Quiz Master Show

Closing Ceremonies

12:30 PM

1:00 PM

1:30 PM

2:00 PM

2:30 PM

3:00 PM

3:30 PM

4:00 PM

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

5:45 PM

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

5K Award Ceremony

Baby Wing Competition

Dennis George - Quiz Master

Heavenly Chilbillies Blue Band

College Wing Eating Championship

Bobbing for Wings

Heavenly Chilbillies Blue Band

Hot Wing Eating Contest

Heavenly Chilbillies Blue Band

United States Wing Eating Championship

Dennis George - Quiz Master

Heavenly Chilbillies Blues Band

Closing Ceremonies


 

National Buffalo Wing Fest History


Inspired in 2001 by the movie "Osmosis Jones. In the movie a fictitious character Frank DeTorre played by actor Bill Murray plays a big junk food and chicken wing addict with the goal of attending the National Chicken Wing Festival in Buffalo, NY. Buffalo News columnist, Donn Esmonde then wrote in a column that he was bewildered that Buffalo did not have such an event. That is when Wing King Drew Cerza decided to take on the challenge for his Hometown as well as his love for Buffalo Wings. Within a year, the plan was set for this annual Labor Day Weekend event as 40,000 people filled Coca-Cola Field to consume over 20 tons of wings.

AS WE ENTER INTO OUR 16TH YEAR, the festival is recognized as one of the best in the country. In 2016, the festival drew over 70,000 people. Over the last 15 years, the festival has drawn more than 865,000 people and served over 4.6 million wings. The festival, which also supports local charities, has donated more than $325,000 since its inception.

THE NATIONAL BUFFALO WING FESTIVAL has become the "Super Bowl" of the chicken wing industry for restaurants, wing lovers and even competitive eaters. The festival has been showcased by such national media as the Food Network, -"All-American Festivals", "Unwrapped", "Throwdown with Bobby Flay, and Emeril Lagasse Live, the Travel Channel - "Bar Food Paradise", "Taste of America", and "Food Wars", NBC's Today Show, ABC's The View, Regis and Kelly, the CBS Morning Show, the BBC, Fox and Friends and even a PBS documentary.