National Buffalo Wing Festival
Sure, the Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contest is considered the Super Bowl of competitive eating, but seriously, who really likes hot dogs? For those interested in a festival that embraces a more delicious (and less chemically processed) food of choice, head over to Buffalo, home of the mighty wing, for the annual eating competition and festival. Held on Labor Day weekend, the festival culminates with the IFOCE (International Federation of Competitive Eating) sanctioned Buffalo Wing eating contest. Last year, Sonya Thomas, the Serena Williams of competitive eaters, took down the crown with an epic 183 wings. We’d pay to see that.