Thursday, August 23, 2007
U.S. Buffalo Wing Eating Championship
The sixth annual National Chicken Wing Fest will take place in Buffalo, N.Y., over Labor Day weekend.
Buffalo's annual festival will feature wing-friendly activities including: the crowning of a Miss Buffalo Wing, the naming of a U.S. chicken wing-eating champion and the carving of Theresa Bellissimo, the original creator of the Buffalo wing, out of a live tree. More than 15 tons of chicken wings and 100 varieties of sauce will be served at the festival.
Over the last five years, the National Chicken Wing Festival has drawn in more than a quarter of a million people, served more than a million wings and raised more than $95,000 for local charities, Brown told WBFO News.
Of course with the Buffalo Wing Festival comes the U.S. Buffalo Wing Eating Contest!
Drew Cerza's legendary Wing Fest will once again feature top Major League Eating talent. Last year, Chip Simpson rocked the crowd at Dunn Tire Park, winning with 158 Buffalo Wings. Humble Bob Shoudt and Sonya Thomas tied for 2nd, and Arturo Rios rounded out the top four.
Prize Money Breakdown:
1st Place: $1500
2nd Place: $750
3rd Place: $300
Registration is being taken at www.buffalowing.com.