|Aerial view of the Buffalo Wing Festival|
The 15th annual National Buffalo Wing Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, September 3-4, at Coca Cola Field in downtown Buffalo. The annual celebration of Buffalo’s gift to the food world features live music, eating contests, a kids’ zone and, of course, lots of chicken wings. LaNova Pizzeria and Wing Company will be this year’s inductee to the Buffalo Wing Hall of Flame.
New this year is the VIP Party Deck, located in the right field bleachers (21-and-over only). Tickets are $25 for a two-hour period, and gives ticket holders a free beverage, free samples, private seating, a private cash bar and 15th anniversary mug, plus much more.
The US National Wing Championship will once again feature some of the country’s best competitive eaters, including Joey Chestnut and Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas. The main event is set for Sunday at 5 p.m. Other competitive eating contests scheduled throughout the weekend include the Amateur Wing Eating Championship, the Buffalo Buffet Eating Championship and the Triple Atomic Hot Wing Eating Contest.
Admission is $5 each day and free for kids 8 and under – food tickets are $1 each. Hours are Saturday noon-9 p.m. and Sunday noon-7 p.m. Find out more at buffalowing.com.