For 20 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. Voting ends at 9:00pm to be tallied and a winner announced by 9:30pm! All six winning restaurants will compete at The Finals on Thursday, August 15th to determine the 2019 Tussey Mountain Wing King!

WingFest is more than just wings and sauce, its also been voted as one of/if not the "Best Place to See Live Music" in State College -- 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!

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GATE: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
ADMISSION COST: $5*

PARKING COST: FREE

*(kids ages 12 and under are FREE)

2019 Information

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JUNE 27 - ROUND 1

SPONSORED BY: Delaney Nissan of State College

8:00pm - Nightrain
(Guns ‘n Roses tribute band)
6:00pm - Quarterstick

WINGS

Blonde Bistro
Wegmans
Wilderness Lodge - ROUND 1 WINNER !
Edges Pub

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JULY 11 - ROUND 2

SPONSORED BY: BioLife Plasma Services

8:00pm - Hybrid Ice
6:00pm - Spider Kelly

WINGS

Canyon Wings
Robin Hood Brewing Company
Texas Roadhouse
Arena - ROUND 2 WINNER !
The Diner

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JULY 18 - ROUND 3

SPONSORED BY: State College Spikes

8:00pm - Zoso The Ultimate
Led Zeppelin Experience

6:00pm - Donny Burns and the 3rd Degree

WINGS

Burnham Eagles
Lewistown Moose - ROUND 3 WINNER !
Juniper Village @ Brookline
State College Spikes
Doan’s Bones

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JULY 25 - ROUND 4

SPONSORED BY: BioLife Plasma Services

8:00pm -
My Hero Zero
6:00pm - JR Mangan Band

WINGS

The Bel-Vue Inn
Four Ways Pub & Eatery
Smitty’s
Shy Bear Brewing
American Legion Post 245 - WINNER!

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AUG. 1 - ROUND 5

SPONSORED BY: Delaney Nissan of State College

8:00pm - Best Friend’s Girl
a tribute to The Cars
6:00pm - Cousin Neddie

WINGS

Boulevard BBQ
CPI Culinary
Prospector’s - WINNER !!
Cafe 210
Otto’s Pub and Brewery

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AUG. 8 - ROUND 6

SPONSORED BY: Delaney Nissan of State College

8:00pm - Completely Unchained
The Ultimate Van Halen Production
6:00pm - Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats

WINGS

Primanti Bros.
Tailgate Sports Bar & Grill
Gigi’s
Main Street Bar of Milroy- WINNER !!!!
Wingman

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AUG. 15 - FINALS

SPONSORED BY: BioLife Plasma Services

8:00pm -
Velveeta
6:00pm - The Gill Street Band feat. Veronica Auger

WINGS

Wilderness Lodge - 2019 CHAMPION !!
The Arena
Lewistown Moose
American Legion Post 245
Prospector’s Mount Nittany Rib Co.
Main Street Bar of Milroy


Past Bands

The WingFest stage has been the host site for many of the world's top touring tribute bands. We have had bands performing the music of Bruce Springsteen (Bruce in the USA), Pearl Jam (The Ten Band), Aerosmith (Draw the Line), The Rolling Stones (The Glimmer Twins), AC/DC (Live/Wire), Elton John (Bennie & the Jets), Fleetwood Mac (Fleetwood Macked), The Eagles, (Desert Highway), Credence Clearwater Revival (Green River),  Dave Matthews Band (The Dave Matthews Tribute Band), Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band (Country Legends Tribute Tour) and MORE! Mixing in these highly talented music acts with the best local bands in the Happy Valley region along with the acoustics, scenery and open-air setting makes our venue the BEST place to see live music in State College!


Past Champions

2019 CHAMPION

The Wilderness Lodge

2018 CHAMPION

The Wilderness Lodge

2017 CHAMPION

Kelly's Steak & Seafood

2016 CHAMPION

The Wilderness Lodge

2015 Champion

Duffy's Tavern

2014 Champion

Duffy's Tavern

Past champion Kelly's Steak & Seafood

Past champion Kelly's Steak & Seafood

Setting sun over another busy WingFest

Setting sun over another busy WingFest


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