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In the 2001 movie Osmosis Jones, Bill Murray's character dreams of attending the National Buffalo Wing Festival. Although that made for an amusing plot point, there was a problem: at the time, no such festival existed. When Buffalo native Drew Cerza heard about this oversight, he realized that it was a wrong that needed righting. He threw his inaugural festival that same year, and the rest is meaty, sauce-slathered history. Now, every Labor Day weekend, wing fans flock to Buffalo, and they usually bring their appetites to chow through one million-plus wings over the duration of the festival.

At each festival, restaurant representatives travel to Coca-Cola Field to share their tastiest, hottest sauces with festivalgoers. A select group of buffalo wing purists participate in the festival's traditional and creative sauce competitions, whipping up sauces onstage before serving their concoctions to a panel of local celebrity judges. The sauce-off is one of the festival's many contests, which also include wing eating competitions and bobbing for wings in a pool of blue cheese.

Aside from the many wing-based events, the festival features entertainment ranging from live music to live quiz shows. In 2006, the festival even hosted a wedding, fulfilling every father's fantasy of grabbing a snack as he accompanies his daughter down the aisle.

275 Washington St
Buffalo,
NY
US

Despite spending most of their 125-plus-year history as a minor-league organization, the Bisons began play as a major-league club from 1879–85. All told, nearly 3,000 players and managers have donned the Bisons uniform, including 20 who have been immortalized in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Currently, the Bisons compete every summer for an International League title, as well as the Thruway Cup—a regional- and bragging rights–based trophy chased by the Bisons, the Rochester Red Wings, and the Syracuse Chiefs. The Bisons have done half of their competing since 1988 at Coca-Cola Field, which boasts the largest video board in the minors and an infield kept moist by hoses that spray water and not soda as the field’s name would suggest.

1 James D. Griffin Plaza
Buffalo,
NY
US

Despite spending most of their 125-plus-year history as a minor-league organization, the Bisons were a major-league club from 1879 to 1885. All told, nearly 3,000 players and managers have donned the Bisons uniform, including 20 who have been immortalized in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Currently, the Bisons compete every summer for an International League title, as well as the Thruway Cup—a regional and bragging-rights-based trophy chased by the Bisons, the Rochester Red Wings, and the Syracuse Chiefs. The Bisons have played half of their games since 1988 at Coca-Cola Field, which boasts the largest video board in the minors and an infield kept moist by hoses that spray water and not the soda that the field’s name would suggest.

85 High St
Buffalo,
NY
US

Signature service: Indoor golf range and batting cages

Established: 2006

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes

4659 W Ridge Rd
Spencerport,
NY
US

Indoor Soccer - Leagues and Rentals Indoor Basketball - Leagues and Rentals Indoor Lacrosse - Table Tennis Batting Cages - Litlle League, Baseball, Fast Pitch Softball, and Slow Pitch Softball. Weekdays we are open 12noon to 12 midnight and Weekends we are open 10am to 12 midnight.

1460 E Henrietta Rd
Rochester,
NY
US

Established in 2010 by two guys with a passion for volleyball, Off Limit Sports combines the healthy, active elements of playing sports with the social elements of trying new things. Much like actual volleyballs, which grow from seeds, the company started small: it offered just one night of volleyball per week. Today, though, it organizes leagues, tournaments, and pickup events in a number of sports, including soccer, baseball, basketball, and trampoline dodgeball. Despite that growth, Off Limit Sports remains closely connected to the community, working to raise funds and awareness for many local causes and charities.

1675 Lake Shore Boulevard East
Toronto,
ON
CA