Hello Wingfest Fans, It’s 2021 and WE ARE BACK!

We’re thrilled to announce the return of the National Buffalo Wing Festival this Labor Day Weekend! The world has changed since the last time we got together in 2019, and this year’s festival will look a little different.  But you can still count on delicious wings from restaurants across the country, cold beer and making more great memories at this year’s festival as we celebrate two decades of Wingfest.

As we continue to navigate these challenging times, our team is working daily on adjusting our festival format to accommodate safety concerns and logistical changes necessary to comply with the Erie County and New York State Health Departments. 
In keeping with that effort, festival admission in 2021 will evolve into timed, pre-ticketed sessions. On Saturday, Sept. 4th, there will be (3) three hour sessions. On Sunday, Sept. 5th there will be (2) three hour sessions. All admission tickets will  be prepaid online. As of now, we are hoping that outdoor large gathering capacity allowed by the state will increase to 5,000 people. This would allow a total of 25,000 tickets to be sold. More information will be forthcoming on this year’s prices and ticket sales. We will also be adding local bands with live music during the entire festival.
Please be patient and believe me when I say that we are doing all we can to preserve the Wingfest as the premier quality event as it has been for the past 19 years. This will be our 20th Anniversary and we can’t wait to see all of our friends again after having to take a year off.
Stay tuned…..we will update this website as we learn more about our capabilities from the local and state health departments. We hope to see you soon!


Labor Day Weekend – Buffalo, NY

Saturday, Sept. 4th  Noon – 9pm
Sunday, Sept. 5th  Noon – 7pm

The festival is recognized as one of the best in the country. In 2019, the festival drew over 60,000 people. Over the last 18 years, the festival has drawn more than 865,000 people and served over 4.8 million wings. The festival, which also supports local charities, has donated more than $365,000 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!


LOCATION: Sahlen Field, 275 Washington St. Buffalo, NY 14203.

*** If the Toronto Blue Jays continue to play in Buffalo through Labor Day Weekend, the festival will be moved to an alternate location. Stay tuned.

ADMISSION:  Due to New York State Covid restrictions, a new festival format is required. Pricing will be determined based on an updated plan agreed upon by the local health department and festival organizers.

FOOD TICKETS: Due to the unprecedented high price and short supply of chicken wings nationally, the price of wings is still to be determined.

BEVERAGES: Beer, soda and bottled water must be purchased through stadium vendors on field for cash. No tickets will be accepted.




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