National Buffalo Wing Festival nears

BUFFALO, NY -- If you like the Buffalo wings served at your local tavern or restaurant, you may want to put their quality to the test by visiting the 8th annual National Buffalo Wing Festival.

The event is scheduled for the Labor Day weekend, September 5-6, at Coca-Cola Field, formerly called Dunn Tire Park.

The festival includes the U.S. Chicken Wing Eating Championships and National Wing Sauce-Off Competition. In addition, the Celebrity Chef Challenge will be held again this year, sponsored by Frank’s RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce, the original sauce used to create the first-ever Buffalo Wings in 1964.

The festival came about after the 2001 movie called "Osmosis Jones" cited a then-non-existent event called the National Buffalo Wing Festival. Bill Murray starred as a compulsive eater with a goal of attending the Super Bowl of junk food. Buffalo native Drew Cerza seized on that to create the real event.
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