Wing Festival announces re-imagined 2020 event

Hoping October will be celebrated as National Chicken Wing Month

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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The National Buffalo Wing Festival is the latest event to be forced to be re-imagined because of the ongoing Pandemic. 

Festival Founder Drew Cerza announced on Wednesday that the Wing Fest will not take place as it normally does at Sahlen Field, and instead transform for a year into a month-long fundraising event. 

"We are going to be naming October 'National Chicken Wing Month,'" Cerza said. 

He means it too. Cerza said they are going through a process to receive a Congressional Declaration that would make that declaration official.

During the month of October "America's Biggest Chicken Wing Party" will ask people to have individual fundraisers at home or at other venues across America, subject to local health guidelines, to benefit local food banks. Buffalo Bills Backers Fan Clubs in several cities have already signed on to party on October 4th during the Buffalo Bills vs Las Vegas Raiders game. Each wing party will serve as a fundraiser for the local Food Bank in that city.

“For years, I’ve heard from Wingfest attendees from across the United States who wanted us to bring a celebration of wings to their hometown. This year, we’re doing just that all while raising money for a great cause,” Cerza said.

More information about the re-imagined event can be found at


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