National Buffalo Wing Festival Reimagined for 2020
Wingfest will be back this year, but it's going to look much different. It's going to be "America's Greatest Chicken Wing Party."
The festival used to be held at Sahlen Field in July but obviously that cannot happen this year due to the pandemic. However, that's not going to stop Buffalo from celebrating it's most famous food.
Drew Cerza who has been dubbed the "Wing King" is also the founder of Wingfest. He is trying to designate the month of October as "National Chicken Wing Month." He's even petitioning Congress to acknowledge it.
In turn, he's looking to put together "America's Greatest Chicken Wing Party" on October 4th but it's going to require some participation from bars and restaurants across the country.
Afterall, for years people have driven or flown to Buffalo to celebrate Wingfest, so the idea this year is to spread Wingfest to home towns across the nation.
The best part of it all is that this year, they're hoping to help out multiple food banks too. On October 4th, Cerza is asking Bills Backers bars across the country (and there are a lot of them...) to throw a chicken wing parties which will serve as fundraisers to the food banks.
According to the press release, it's not just bars that are invited to take part. People can join in on their own too:
Throughout October, Americans are then encouraged to host their own wing eating gatherings as professional or college football watch parties at their favorite restaurants and bars or at their home and post their images to social media using the hashtag #wingparty2020. Every party that registers will be entered into a contest to attend the 2021 Wingfest as VIP judges.
In order to get signed up to host a chicken wing party, click here.