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, August 17t to determine the 2016 Tussey Mountain Wing King!

WingFest is more than just chicken wings and sauce, its also been voted the "Best Place to See Live Music" in State College for three straight years (2013, 14, 15) -- 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

2018 Information

Round 1

July 5

BAnds

6:00pm - Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats
8:00pm - The Dave Matthews Tribute Band

WINGS

Big Bite Wings
The Blonde Bistro
State College Spikes
Texas Roadhouse
Wilderness Lodge


round 2

July 12

bands

6:00pm - Texas Whiskey Authority
8:00pm - Country Legends Tribute Tour

WINGS

JP Edwards
Mountain View Country Club
Revival Kitchen
Wegmans
 


round 3

July 19

Bands

6:00pm - Quarterstick
8:00pm - Bruce in the USA (Bruce Springsteen tribute)

WINGS

Four Ways Pub & Eatery
Gigi's
Outback Steakhouse
TGI Friday's
 

 


Round 4

July 26

bands

6:00pm - TBA
8:00pm - Hybrid Ice

WINGS

Bonfatto's
Shy Bear Brewing
State College American Legion
TBA
TBA

 


Round 5

August 2

Bands

6:00pm - Frackwater Jack
8:00pm - Refugee: Ultimate Tom Petty Tribute

WINGS

Lewistown Moose
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA


round 6

August 9

bands

6:00pm - Burn Unit
8:00pm - My Hero Zero

WINGS

American Legion Smith-Pletcher Post 779
Edgewater Inn
Primanti Bros.

 


the finals

August 16

bands

6:00pm - Pure Cane Sugar
8:00pm - Velveeta

WINGS

TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD

 


Past Champions

2017 CHAMPION

Kelly's Steak & Seafood

2016 CHAMPION

The Wilderness Lodge

2015 Champion

Duffy's Tavern

2014 Champion

Duffy's Tavern

2013 Champion

Hublersburg Inn

2012 Champion

Hublersburg Inn

  Defending champion Kelly's Steak & Seafood

Defending champion Kelly's Steak & Seafood

  Setting sun over another busy WingFest

Setting sun over another busy WingFest


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