Eaters Book Passage for Buffalo Wing Festival

Joe LaRue, Jim Reeves, Sonya Thomas and Crazy Legs Conti are among the eaters headed to Buffalo on Labor Day Weekend for the U.S. Buffalo Wing-Eating Championship at the fourth annual National Buffalo Wing Festival in Dunn Tire Park in Buffalo, NY.

Thomas, the top-ranked American eater, returns to defend her title. She has issued a standing invite for Bill Simmons to attend the event for a wing re-match. (Simmons beat Thomas in what some have said was a controversial call in Philadelphia's WingBowl.)

Buffalo’s own Jim Reeves, a multi-discipline eater and local favorite, will come to the event after a strong 2005 season.

The 12-minute, all-you-can-eat contest will be sanctioned by the International Federation of Competitive Eating. This is an IFOCE event and the IFOCE will handle all registration through Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

The 4th Annual National Buffalo Wing Festival, which will be held at on Labor Day weekend, is expected to draw more than 50,000 chicken wing aficionados to the City of Buffalo. This year, the three-year-old festival will proudly serve its one millionth chicken wing.

The festival will feature the America’s Best Wings competition as well as the Mega Car and Truck Show, Baby Wing Contest, Miss Buffalo Wing Pageant and the official Running of the Chickens. Attendees will also have the opportunity to try more than 100 different varieties of Buffalo wings from eateries across the nation.

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