The National Buffalo Wing Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, August 30th and 31st at Coca Cola Field in downtown Buffalo. First held in 2002, the festival serves up more than 500,000 wings annually.
The festival features contests, entertainment, the Miss Buffalo Wing Pageant, and wings and other food items from nearly three dozen restaurants and vendors. Among the restaurants scheduled to participate this year are:
· Anchor Bar – Buffalo
· (716) Food & Sport – Buffalo
· Brick House Tavern – national chain
· Even Flow Bar & Grill – Long Island
· LaNova – throughout Buffalo area
· Legend Larry’s – Wisconsin
· Quaker Steak & Lube – national chain
· RuChDa - Atlanta
· Slider’s Grill & Bar – Connecticut
Other food vendors include Chrusciki Bakery and Ru’s Pieerogi.
Day one of the festival will include two Amateur Sauce-Offs (Creative and Traditional) and the Amateur Wing Eating Championships, along with the Buffalo Buffet Bowl Eating Contest and the Healthy Zone Recipe Challenge. Day two will feature the Miss Buffalo Wing Pageant, the US Chicken Wing Eating Championship, the College Wing Eating Competition and the Hot Buffalo Wing Eating Contest. Entertainment will be provided throughout the weekend by the Heavenly Chillbillies.
Admission to the National Buffalo Wing Festival is $5 each day – children 8 and under are free. Food tickets are $1 each; beer, soda and bottled water can be purchased throughout the stadium for cash. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Find out more at buffalowing.com.
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