This Buffalo Festival Makes Thrillist’s List of Top 18 Food Fests in the Country

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on February 8, 2023
Photo courtesy of the National Buffalo Wing Festival

If we know anything about Buffalo, it’s that we take pride in our food scene. Once the weather warms up, festival season hits full force with some of Buffalo’s favorite events. We’ve got the Galbani Italian Festival, the Taste of Buffalo, and the Erie County Fair; just to name a few. But, this one festival in particular is making headlines as a must-visit on Thrillist’s list of 18 Best Food Festivals to look forward to in 2023.

The Buffalo festival gaining all the attention: The National Buffalo Wing Festival!


Photo courtesy of the National Buffalo Wing Festival

The article says,

“Probably not news: Buffalo, New York was crowned the official Home of the Buffalo Wing after it was invented in the city’s now-famous Anchor Bar back in 1964. What you probably didn’t know: The National Buffalo Wing Festival came about after a fictional version was introduced in the Bill Murray movie, Osmosis Jones. Now in its 21st year, 2023 marks the second time that it’s being held at Highmark Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills, with no less than 10 competitive events from your traditional “how many wings can you eat” to a most delicious sauce contest and bobbing for wings, where contestants—which could be you!—dunk their faces into a baby pool full of blue cheese dressing in search of chicken parts. Messy, delicious, but mostly messy.”

It’s pretty crazy to think that this festival didn’t exist until the inspiration from Osmosis Jones but nonetheless, we’re proud to be the city hosting this iconic festival. Mark your calendars for Labor Day Weekend: Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday September 3rd to get your wing fest on!

Interested in seeing the other food festivals that made the list?

Check out the full article here!

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