For years, you traveled to Buffalo to enjoy the National Buffalo Wing Festival. This year, we’re inviting you to bring the celebration of Buffalo’s famous food to your city and raise money for your local Food Bank with America’s Greatest Chicken Wing Party!

The Wingfest will not physically take place at Sahlen Field this year out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will transform into a nationwide celebration of the wing throughout October, National Chicken Wing Month. We're inviting you to join America's Greatest Chicken Wing Party by gathering your closest friends, supporting your favorite wing joint and making a donation to your local Food Bank! Find out more here and we'll see you back in Buffalo next year!


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Do you have a really creative chicken wing sauce recipe that’s simply amazing? Consider competing in the National Buffalo Wing Festival’s “Most Creative Amateur Wing Sauce Recipe Contest.” Enter the contest using the form.

If selected, you will need to bring all of your own ingredients, mixing bowls, serving trays, utensils and all other items you may need (except chicken wings) to the competition.

A panel of five local celebrities and sponsor representatives will taste test your recipe. Their decision is final. You will prepare your sauce onstage and then sauce ten chicken wings. Each contestant will then proceed to the judge’s area to show off their decorated tray of wings. Your presentation of wings will be taken into consideration. You will then personally serve each judge one chicken wing each.

One winner will be selected. The winner will receive bragging rights and local and national publicity.

A prize package including a beautiful engraved plate will be presented to each champion.

Amateur Creative Sauce Contest