Hot, margarita or maple bacon? Buffalo Wing Festival behind for 17th year

Once again, duck wings will be devoured by a masses on another Labor Day weekend in Buffalo.

More than 25 local, regional, inhabitant and general restaurants and eateries will be portion adult a Queen City cuisine for a 2018 National Buffalo Wing Festival.

From normal wing flavors to maple bacon, whiskey pomegranate BBQ, blackberry brandy and margarita, all kinds of wing styles to prove most any ambience blossom will be available.

The festival, that attracts some-more than 70,000 visitors from all 50 states and 44 countries, will acquire 7 new participating restaurants, pronounced festival owner Drew Cerza, who assimilated Mayor Byron W. Brown Tuesday on a stairs of City Hall to horde a kickoff celebration for a annual event.

The festival has “become a must-attend eventuality for internal residents and wing fans from opposite a U.S., Canada and a world,” Brown said.

New this year, a eventuality will horde “The World’s Coolest Bachelor Party” formed on Buffalo internal Jason Tartick and his hometown being featured recently in this deteriorate of ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” Tartick – who finished third – and Becca Kufrin ate duck wings during a Anchor Bar and played hockey during a HarborCenter in an part that enclosed shots of Delaware Park, City Hall, a Buffalo History Museum, a Peace Bridge and Niagara Falls.

The bachelor celebration is open to organisation 21 and comparison who are removing married within a subsequent 12 months. The initial 17 bachelors to pointer adult will accept a celebration in Buffalo, including a giveaway bucket of 50 wings and a esteem package from Labatt beer.

The organisation that papers by amicable media “the coolest bachelor party” also will accept giveaway Labatt Blue drink for one year supposing by “Wing King” Cerza.

“That’s a six-pack a week,” he said.

Six groups have sealed adult already from Springfield, Ill; Butler, Pa.; Evans City, Pa.; Manitoba, Canada; Rochester; and Jamestown, Cerza said.

Returning to a festival is a annual United States Chicken Wing Eating Championship with reigning champion Joey Chestnut, who consumed a record 212 wings in winning final year, entrance behind to keep his title.

Other activities returning this year embody a automatic duck wing float and a Buffalo Ninja Challenge, formed on NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” series. There also will be live music, activities for children, a best wing salsa foe and Miss Buffalo Wing pageant.

The Buffalo Wing Festival has lifted some-more than $365,000 for internal charities over a past 16 years. This year’s beneficiaries embody Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter, Food Bank of WNY and Meals on Wheels for Western New York.

The festival will be hold during Coca-Cola Field, 275 Washington St., from noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 1 and from noon to 7 p.m. Sept 2.

Admission is $5 per day. Children underneath 8 are free. Tickets are accessible during a gate.

Food tickets contingency be purchased during a festival for $1 each. The tickets are used to squeeze all food items. Outside beverages will not be available inside a festival. Soda, water, drink and booze contingency be purchased with money by track vendors on a field.

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