Wing Fest a Big Hit

Coca Cola Field Packed

Allan Harris
September 03, 2017 - 6:13 am

Photo Courtesy Randy Bushover

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(WBEN)  The 16th Annual National Buffalo Wing Festival is underway this weekend at Coca Cola Field in downtown Buffalo. Saturday the field was packed with festival-goers enjoying wings and other food from vendors from across the country and even one from Mexico. The gates open Sunday at noon and runs until 7PM.

Here is today's schedule of events:

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

12:30PM   5K Award Ceremony

1:00PM     Baby Wing Competition

1:30PM     Dennis George – Quiz Master

2:00PM     Heavenly Chilbillies Blue Band

2:30PM     College Wing Eating Championship

3:00PM     Bobbing for Wings

3:30PM     Heavenly Chilbillies Blue Band

4:00PM    Hot Wing Eating Contest

4:30PM     Heavenly Chilbillies Blue Band

5:00PM     United States Wing Eating Championship

5:45PM      Dennis George – Quiz Master

6:00PM       Heavenly Chilbillies Blues Band

7:00PM       Closing Ceremonies

The idea for the festival came from a movie called Osmosis Jones. Bill Murray starred as a compulsive eater with a goal of attending the Super Bowl of junk food, The National Buffalo Wing Festival.

Ironically, there wasn’t one.

That is when native Buffalonian Drew Cerza, now affectionately known as the Wing King decided to make it happen back in 2002. This is a case of Real Life knocking off Hollywood!

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