For 19 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 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!

20160721_Tussey_WingFest1_3550.jpg

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

PARKING COST: FREE

*(kids ages 12 and under are FREE)

2019 Information

4I3A6685.jpg

JUNE 27 - ROUND 1

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

WINGS

TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

4I3A5478.jpg

JULY 11 - ROUND 2

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

WINGS

TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

4I3A5936.jpg

JULY 18 - ROUND 3

8:00pm - Zoso (Led Zeppelin tribute band)
6:00pm - Donny Burns and the 3rd Degree

WINGS

TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

4I3A5188.jpg

JULY 25 - ROUND 4

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

WINGS

TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

4I3A5167.jpg

AUG. 1 - ROUND 5

8:00pm - My Best Friend’s Girl (The Cars tribute)
6:00pm - TBA

WINGS

TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

SW3A5384.jpg

AUG. 8 - ROUND 6

8:00pm - Completely Unchained (Van Halen tribute)
6:00pm - Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats

WINGS

TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

20150723_Tussey_Wingfest5496.jpg

AUG. 15 - FINALS

8:00pm - Velveeta
6:00pm - TBA

WINGS

TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD


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

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

2013 Champion

Hublersburg Inn

Past champion Kelly's Steak & Seafood

Past champion Kelly's Steak & Seafood

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


wingfest sponsorship opporunities

Do you have a business that you would like to put in front of the eyes and in the minds of our audience? Click HERE for more information.