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The U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship

Location: Orchard Park, NY
Date: 09-04-2022

Who do you think will win? Tell us!


Imagine being anywhere else in the country other than Miami Beach, FL, during Art Basel. To do so is impossible—imagine the social ridicule! So too not being in Buffalo, NY, over Labor Day weekend, for the annual U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship at the National Buffalo Wing Festival. Major League Eating will join the Wing King himself, Mr Drew Cerza, in the spiritual home of recreational and competitive chicken wing eating. We pity those who will not be in attendance. Major League Eaters are warmly encouraged to sign up for a chance to compete in this legendary event.

At last year's event, the great Miki Sudo ate 246 wings in 12 mins for the win, edging the great Joey Chestnut by just two wings. Geoff Esper, also great, and Nick Wehry, great too, tied for third with 220. Gideon Oji, great, ate 192. Others ate less but they did so with spirit, grace and pride.

Do you dare challenge the greatest wing eaters in the world? Do you have what it takes to cover yourself in Buffalo Wing-scented glory? Do you want to find out for yourself why Buffalo, NY, is, without doubt, one of the greatest cities in the world? At the table or in the crowd, this is the U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship. Don't you ever miss it!

TOTAL PRIZE PURSE: $5,000! 1st - $2,500 2nd - $1,200 3rd - $650 4th - $350 5th - $200 6th - $100

This contest will take place at 5pm on Sunday September 4th, 2022, at Highmark Stadium, home of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. The stadium is located at 1 Bills Drive, Orchard Park, NY.

About The National Buffalo Wing Festival! The National Buffalo Wing Festival takes place over Labor Day Weekend at Highmark Stadium—the home of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. Part of the proceeds from the festival go to benefit Western New York charities, raising more than $420,000 over the festival's history. This year marks the festival’s 21st anniversary.

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