Only in Buffalo, New York does this happen. There is going to be over 30,000 chicken wings delivered today in Western New York...and they'll all be eaten in two days.

The National Buffalo Wing Festival

Highmark Stadium

Saturday, September 2, 2023 from NOON until 9 PM

Sunday, September 3, 2023 from NOON until 7 PM

How much are tickets for the National Buffalo Wing Festival?

20 bucks per person. Kids under 8 are free and all the tickets are sold right there at the gate.

What about parking?

It is FREE.

Do they take credit cards?

Yes. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Once you get inside the gate, that is when you will purchase any food tickets that you might want.

What time are the competitions happening? When can you see live music?

Here is the schedule for the weekend!


1:30 - Amateur Wing Sauce Off

2:00 - 6:00 - VIP Beer Tasting Event (VIP ticket needed to be purchased)

2:30 - Celebrity Influencer Sauce Off

3:30 - Amateur Wing Eating Championship

4:15 Hot Wing Eating Contest

5:15 Bobbing for Wings

5:30 - Restaurant Awards

6:30 - Russell's Buffalo Buffet Bowl

7 to close - Rusty Nickel music


12;00 - Dennis George Quizmaster

1:00 - Baby Wing Contest

2:00 - College Wing Eating Championship

2:30 - Buffalo Media Awards

3:00 - Bobbing for Wings

3:30 - XXX Hot Wing Eating Contest

5:00 - U.S.A. Wing Eating Championship

6:00 - Live Music by Rusty Nickel

7:00 - Closing Ceremonies

The National Buffalo Wing Festival has returned to their new location at Highmark Stadium, the home of the Buffalo Bills.  The festival runs Sept. 2nd and 3rd with gates opening at noon each day. The festival has averaged over 45,000+ attendees from all 50 states and 26 different countries over the past 10 years. Wingfest will feature 23 local, national and international eateries serving over 110 different styles of chicken wings

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