BUFFALO WING FESTIVAL
Labor Day Weekend in Buffalo, NY
Saturday, Sept. 3rd 12 – 9pm
Sunday, Sept. 4th 12 – 7pm
Celebrating our 15th Anniversary
In 2001, Wingfest was inspired by the movie “Osmosis Jones.” In the movie, a fictitious character name Frank DeTorre (played by actor Bill Murray) is big junk food and chicken wing addict. His goal? To attend the National Chicken Wing Festival in Buffalo, NY.
After the movie premiered, Donn Esmonde, a news columnist, wrote in a column that he was bewildered that Buffalo did not have such an event. That is when festival founder Drew Cerza decided to take on the challenge for his hometown, as well as for his love of Buffalo Wings. Within a year, the plan was set for the first-ever Labor Day Weekend event in which 40,000 people ultimately filled Coca-Cola Field to consume more than 20 tons of wings.
AS WE ENTER INTO OUR 15TH YEAR, the festival is recognized as one of the best in the country. In 2015, the festival drew over 70,000 people. Over the last 10+ years, the festival has drawn more than 795,000 people and served over 4.2 million wings. The festival, which also supports local charities, has donated more than $325,000 since its inception.
So, “WING IT TO BUFFALO” and join us for the fun and excitement at one of America’s greatest food festivals this Labor Day Weekend – The National Buffalo Wing Festival!