The U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship

Date: 09/03/2017
Location: Buffalo, NY
Discipline: Buffalo Wings
Total Prizes: $5,000 total cash purse


Attention, world. The U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship returns this coming Labor Day Weekend to the hallowed turf of the National Buffalo Wing Festival. Major League Eating will once again join the Wing King himself, Mr Drew Cerza, to crown the wing-eating champion in the spiritual home of wing eating—the one, the only, the beautiful Buffalo, NY. Major League Eaters are encouraged to sign up for the chance to compete in this legendary event. There is no better way to farewell the summer than by eating a lot of chicken wings in Buffalo. It is, simply, what we do.

Speaking of a lot of chicken wings, Joey Chestnut ate 188 Buffalo wings in 12 minutes to claim first place at the 2016 event. Gideon Oji would finish second, again demonstrating his skill in the discipline, while 2016 Buffalo Buffet Bowl champion Geoffrey Esper would finish in third place. Other ate less, yes, but no one lost because all contestants ate wings in Buffalo while countless thousands cheered their each and every bite.

The U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship is a marquee event on the MLE calendar. The greatest eaters on earth challenge themselves against the mighty Buffalo wing. The faithful from the 716 and beyond descend upon Coca-Cola Field to bear witness. Do you have what it takes to cover yourself in Buffalo wing glory? At the table or in the crowd—don't you ever miss it!

1st - $2,500
2nd - $1,200
3rd - $650
4th - $350
5th - $200
6th - $100

This contest will take place at 5pm Eastern, on Sunday September 3rd, 2017, at the The National Buffalo Wing Festival, held at Coca-Cola Field, 275 Washington St, Buffalo!

About The National Buffalo Wing Festival!
The National Buffalo Wing Festival takes place over Labor Day Weekend at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, NY. Part of the proceeds from the festival go to benefit Western New York charities, raising more than $315,000 over the festival's history.

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*All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and fully acknowledge and understand the inherent dangers and risks associated with participating in an eating contest. The applicant further acknowledges and understands that the MLE/IFOCE coordinates with event sponsor(s) to select and approve eligible participants, and that the MLE/IFOCE shall decide, at its sole discretion, whether an applicant is eligible to participate in any eating event, and/or related activities. The MLE/IFOCE may revoke an applicant's eligibility to participate in the eating contest, or related activities, at any time, for any reason, at its sole discretion. The MLE/IFOCE and the event sponsors reserve the right, at any time, to change any and all details concerning the event, including, e.g., time, duration, location and prize structure.