Chicken Wing Festival returning to Geneseo

Photograph by Keith Walters Local restaurants served up a variety of chicken wing flavors at the 2019 Geneseo Chicken Wing Festival.

GENESEO – Competitive chicken wing-eating contest will be on the menu Sept. 11 when the Geneseo Riviera, 4 Center St., hosts the Geneseo Chicken Wing Festival.

Those attending will be able to sample chicken wings from local restaurants, chicken wing pizza or locally-made desserts. There will also be several different contests with prizes, including eating volcano wings, bobbing for wings and speed-eating contests.

Guests will be entertained with music.

The festival is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m.

General admission is $10 and includes sampling all wing vendors. Tickets are available online from

Local business owner Don Livingston has continued a chicken wing festival in Geneseo since 2019 after the original festival was canceled that year. The festival had begun in 2014.

Livingston continued the popular chicken-wing eating contest and added new wrinkles such as additional eating competitions.

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