Buffalo Wing Festival celebrates 15 years

Posted at 5:02 PM, Sep 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-04 22:55:36-04

The National Buffalo Wing Festival is celebrating its 15th anniversary this Labor Day weekend; this time around there will be several new activities for visitors to enjoy.

The festival attracted attendees from every state in the U.S., and 46 other countries last year.

According to officials, Joey Chestnut was crowned wing-eating champion, eating 188 wings.


Also familiar to fans will be cook-offs, and musical entertainment. But this year, organizers say they've added entirely new events and activities at the request of the visitors. The Buffalo Ninja Warrior Challenge, a chicken wing 5K race, and cool-down misting stations are all new additions you can expect to see.

The festival is taking place at Coca-Cola Field - 275 Washington Street, Buffalo. It runs from 12-9 p.m. on Saturday, and 12-7 p.m. on Sunday.