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2015 National Buffalo Wing Festival – MEDIA FACT SHEET

Where: Coca-Cola Field (275 Washington Street, Buffalo, 14202)
When: Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 (12-9pm) and Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015 (12-7pm)
Price: Admission is $5. Children under 8 are free.
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Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015
12:30PM   Dennis George – QuizMaster
1:00PM   Heavenly Chillbillies Band
1:30PM   Amateur Creative Sauce-Off
2:00PM   Amateur Traditional Sauce-Off
2:30PM   Heavenly Chillbillies Band
3:00PM   Healthy Zone Recipe Challenge
3:30PM   Heavenly Chillbillies Band
4:00PM   Bobbing for Wings
4:30PM   Amateur Wing Eating Champ.
5:00PM   Heavenly Chillbillies Band
5:30PM   Restaurant Awards Ceremony
6:00PM   Buffalo Buffet Bowl
7:00PM   Heavenly Chillbillies Band
8:00PM   Dennis George – QuizMaster
9:00PM   Closing Ceremonies

Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015
12:00PM   Little Miss Wing Contest
12:45PM   Baby Wing Competition
1:15PM   Dennis George – QuizMaster
1:30PM   Miss Buffalo Wing Pageant
2:00PM   Heavenly Chillbillies Band
2:30PM   College Wing Eating Comp.
3:00PM   Bobbing for Wings
3:30PM   Heavenly Chillbillies Band
4:00PM   Hot Wing Eating Contest
5:00PM   United States Chicken Wing Eating Championship
5:45PM   Dennis George – QuizMaster
6:00PM   Heavenly Chilbillies Band
7:00PM   Closing Ceremonies

About the National Buffalo Wing Festival:
The National Buffalo Wing Festival returns to Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, New York Sept. 5-6, 2015. Now in its 14th year, the festival, which attracts 70,000+ attendees from all 50 states and 34 different countries, features more than 30 local, regional, national and international eateries serving more than 120 styles of chicken wings. Other activities include live music, children’s activities, best wing sauce competition, bobbing for wings, Miss Buffalo Wing pageant, amateur chicken wing eating contests and the United States Buffalo Wing Eating Championship.

Hot Sponsors:

  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Frank’s Red
  • Hot Seneca
  • Buffalo Creek Casino
  • Tri-Fri Oil

Event Sponsors:

  • Cupcake Vineyards
  • Marie’s Blue Cheese Dressings
  • Sailor Jerry Rum
  • Yuengling

Wing & Food Vendors:

  • 716 Food and Sport
  • Anchor Bar
  • Bocce
  • Boneheads
  • Booty’s
  • Brickhouse Tavern & Tap
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Chrusciki Bakery
  • Danny’s South
  • Duffs Famous Wings
  • Falletta’s Restaurant
  • Greene’s Ale House
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Hot Rod Café
  • Just Pizza & Wing Co.
  • LaNova
  • Legend Larry’s
  • Lloyd’s Taco’s
  • Perry’s Ice Cream
  • Pop-in-Bob
  • Pucker Butt Pepper Co.
  • Quaker Steak and Lube
  • Randy’s Wing Bar RuChDa Wings
  • Scallywags Grub & Spirits
  • Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino
  • Sliders Grill & Bar
  • The Healthy Zone-Blue Cross
  • WingStreet

Sample Craft Wing Offerings:

  • Honey, Maple Madness
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Eh Tu Brut
  • Kashmiri/Devil’s Blood
  • Carmel Crunch
  • Big Ditch BBQ
  • Ole’ Mole
  • Drunken Sombrero
  • KimChi Wing
  • Beach Bum Rum
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly

Competitive Food Eating:

  • U.S. Chicken Wing Eating Championship
  • Buffalo Buffet Bowl Eating Contest
  • Amateur Wing Eating Championship
  • Hot Wing Eating Championship
  • College Wing Eating Competition

Amateur Cook-Offs:

  • Amateur Creative Sauce-Off
  • Amateur Traditional Sauce-Off
  • Healthy Changes Every Wing


  • Baby Wing Contest
  • Little Miss Wing Pageant
  • Miss Buffalo Wing Pageant

Other Signature Events:

  • Bobbing for Wings
  • National Restaurant Sauce-Off Competition

Premier Center Craft Wing and Cocktail Pavilion:
Featuring local craft cocktail bartenders and local chefs demonstrating and sampling unique cocktails and wings. Mixologists and chefs:

  • Osteria 166
  • Krista Van Wagner, Krista’s Kitchen
  • Vera Pizzeria
  • Chef William Cornelius, Chef William Creations
  • Ballyhoo
  • Chef Marco Scorintino, Marco’s
  • The Black Iron Bystro
  • Ed Currie, PuckerButt Pepper Co.

Consumer’s Craft Beer Pavilion:

  • Resurgence Brewing Company
  • Big Ditch Brewing Company
  • Flying Bison Brewing Company
  • Community Beer Works

Live Music and Entertainment Offerings:

  • Heavenly Chillbillies Blues Band
  • Dennis George – QuizMaster

Children’s Entertainment:
For kids, the festival features activities with arts, crafts and other family-friendly live entertainment. Other children’s activities include:

  • Acclaimed QuizMaster Dennis George puts on trivia and Family Feud-style shows
  • Dennis Regling, considered one of the nation’s best strolling balloon artists

Over the past 13 years, the National Buffalo Wing Festival has raised more than $295,000 for local charities. The festival will again give back to the community with this year’s beneficiaries including Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter, Food Bank of WNY and Meals on Wheels for Western New York Inc.


To learn more, visit or follow along at, @WingFest and by using the hashtag #WingFest15.