BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - This years National Buffalo Wing Festival could be one for the record books.
45 tons of chicken wings have been ordered, the largest known on record for an event in the United States, according to event organizers. The 90,000 pound order will take three tractor-trailers to transport all the wings.
Festival founder Drew Cerza is planning for a record setting year in attendance too, "We need to be prepared this year more than ever. This weekend alone, the Toronto Star, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Rochester Democrat and Chronicle ran feature stories in their paper and on-line."
Publicity has also been seen on cable networks such as the Travel Channel and the Food Network as they re-run four different shows that have featured the Wingfest in prior years.
The 2010 Wingfest will feature a special appearance from the worlds #1 competitive eater, Joey Chestnut. Chestnut will be battling festival attendees and a group of sports media on Saturday in the Pepto-Bismol Challenge.
The Festival begins this Labor Day weekend and runs through September 5, with admission costing $5 and kids under age 8 admitted free. For more information, click here.