For 17 years, WingFest at Tussey Mountain has been drawing hungry, happy crowds to the slopes on Thursdays in the summertime. Thousands come for the competition, the camaraderie and the entertainment, as up to 30 local restaurants and 14 top local and national bands participate each season. This event has evolved over time into its current state as a competition decided by the people's vote -- each paid guest through the gate receives one vote ticket which can be used to select your favorite wing vendor of the night. Votes are tallied at 9:30pm and a winner announced by the end of the show. All six winning restaurants will compete at The Finals on Thursday, September 1st to determine the 2016 Tussey Mountain Wing King!

WingFest is more than just chicken wings and sauce, its also the "Best Place to See Live Music" in State College for the past three years -- and we've got another great slate of entertainment on stage this season! From the best local bands to nationally touring tribute acts, you'll want to sing along to the tunes you know with the people you love at one of the nicest spots in Happy Valley. And if wings ain't your thing, we've got other great food, too! Vendors like Doan's Bones BBQ, Packer's Concessions, Rosie's Pierogies, Rita's Italian Ice, The Weiner Wagon and Carl's Crazy Corn are on site each week serving up delicious items for you to enjoy. Re-entry is permitted for WingFest, so you are able to enjoy the other activities at Tussey Mountain like Go-Karts, Mini Golf, Batting Cages and Skate Park!

GATE: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
COST: $5 (kids ages 12 and under are FREE)


2016 champion, The Wilderness Lodge

2016 champion, The Wilderness Lodge

2016 Information

Round 1

July 21

round 2

July 28

round 3

August 4

Round 4

August 11


Round 5

August 18


round 6

August 25


the finals

September 1


6:00pm - Ted & the Hi-Fi's
7:30pm - My Hero Zero


The Wilderness Lodge
Alexandria American Legion
Bill Pickle's Tap Room
The Arena
Kelly's Steak and Seafood

Past Champions


The Wilderness Lodge

2015 Champion

Duffy's Tavern

2014 Champion

Duffy's Tavern

2013 Champion

Hublersburg Inn

2012 Champion

Hublersburg Inn

2011 Champion

Wingman CaterinG

Past champion Duffy's Tavern

Past champion Duffy's Tavern

Setting sun over another busy WingFest

Setting sun over another busy WingFest

Interested in signing up your restaurant or organization for the awesome event series that is WingFest? EXCELLENT! Go here: WINGFEST SIGN-UP