Buffalo is known as the home of Buffalo wings, but we had to skip the Wing Festival in 2020 due to COVID-19.  But this year, it's back! The 20th Annual National Buffalo Wing Festival will take place in Western New York from September 4 to September 5, 2021.

It's great that another food festival is back in person since we love to eat in Buffalo. I remember going to my first WingFest, enjoying the great food and watching the wing eating contest. I love the fact that we have so many amazing events that celebrate food!

"We're celebrating our 20th Anniversary at our biggest venue to date: Highmark Stadium! 💥 Home of the Bills and now home of the WINGS! ~ National Buffalo Wing Festival"

The festival will take place at Highmark Stadium, located at 1 Bills Drive in Orchard Park. Here's what you need to know about attending the festival this year:

Due to the limited supply of chicken wings and post-covid sensitivity, the festival will be at half capacity. Only 25,000 tickets will be available for sale. There will be five (5) three-hour sessions. Capacity will be 5,000 people per session. ~National Buffalo Wing Festival

- There will be no tickets sold at the gate, they will be available for pre-sale only
- Tickets cost $20, which includes free parking, a donation to FeedMore WNY and a $5 voucher
- Chicken wing food tickets will need to be purchased on-site and are cash only
- Non-chicken wing food tickets can be purchased at each individual booth and are cash only
- Beverages, including beer, will have to be purchased using a debit or credit card (tickets cannot be used)

There are multiple sessions:

September 4th
Session 1 will be held from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Session 2 will be held from 3:00 am – 6:00 pm
Session 3 will be held from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

September 5th
Session 4 will be held from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Session 5 will be held from 3:30 am – 6:30 pm

You can get more info on the National Buffalo Wing Festival website.

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