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Buffalo Soup-fest attempting to set Guinness World Record

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Posted at 11:44 AM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 11:44:35-05

Buffalo's Soup-Fest is celebrating its 8th year in 2018, warming the bellies of Western New Yorkers...and organizers want it to be the biggest ever!

Matt Carlucci, founder of Buffalo Soup-Fest, wants the festival to claim the Guinness world record of 'Most Soup Served in 8 Hours'. The exact title could change after Guinness officials give their input.

"I'm so proud of what this event has become. I always intended Soup-Fest to be a way to show off how Buffalonians embrace our "culture of cold." I also appreciate each of our local restaurant vendors and want to showcase both these aspects on a national and international level," says Carlucci on his aspirations for a world record. "Plus, it's just super cool to set a world record."

More than 120,000 cups of soup have been served through the seven year duration of the festival. 

The cost of bringing world record officials to the festival is a substantial one, so organizers have started a GoFundMe. Every donation of at least $5 gets two tickets to Soup-Fest on January 28th, 2018 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.