The U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship

Location: Buffalo, NY
Date: 09-01-2019

Who do you think will win? Tell us!


It's back! The U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship at the National Buffalo Wing Festival returns once more this coming Labor Day weekend. Major League Eating will join the Wing King himself, Mr Drew Cerza, in the spiritual home of recreational and competitive chicken wing eating—Buffalo, NY. It is an event not to be missed.

At the 2018 Championship, Joey Chestnut ate 206 wings in 12 minutes for the win. The Great One is expected to return to the 716 to defend his Buffalo crown this year.

Do you dare challenge Chestnut? Do you have what it takes to cover yourself in Buffalo Wing glory or at very least a lot of wing sauce? Do you want to find out, finally, why smart men and women the world over hail Buffalo, NY, as a truly majestic place to be? Major League Eaters are warmly invited to sign up to compete. At the table or in the crowd—don't you ever miss it!

$5,000 Total Prize Purse! 1st - $2,500 2nd - $1,200 3rd - $650 4th - $350 5th - $200 6th - $100

This contest will take at 5pm Eastern time, on Sunday September 1st, 2019, 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.

Registration is closed.