For 18 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)
PARKING: FREE

2016 champion, The Wilderness Lodge

2016 champion, The Wilderness Lodge

2017 Information

Round 1

July 6

BAnds

6:00pm - Frackwater Jack
8:00pm - Draw the Line : Aerosmith tribute band

WINGS

TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA


round 2

July 13

bands

6:00pm - Feats of Strength
8:00pm - My Hero Zero

WINGS

TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA


round 3

July 20

Bands

6:00pm - Mr. Hand
8:00pm - The Ten Band : Pearl Jam tribute band

WINGS

TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

 


Round 4

July 27

bands

6:00pm - Biscuit Jam
8:00pm - Velveeta

WINGS

TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

 


Round 5

August 3

Bands

6:00pm - Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats
8:00pm - Fleetwood Macked : a tribute to Fleetwood Mac

WINGS

TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

 


round 6

August 10

bands

6:00pm - Pure Cane Sugar
8:00pm - Carter Winter

WINGS

TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

 


the finals

August 17

bands

6:00pm - Ted & the Hi-Fi's
8:00pm - Hybrid Ice

WINGS

TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

 


Past Champions

2016 CHAMPION

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


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