Ladies and gentlemen I am proud to announce this weekend I will be crossing off a life goal from my list. I will be attending the world famous National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, NY!
For those not "in the know" the greatest buffalo wing 'artists' from around the country are invited to serve their creations to all festival attendees. It is a big deal. It typically attracts many big names in the food world. Past attendees have included Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse and Regis Philbin. Oh but wait, there is more than just trying wings. There is a plethora of different buffalo wing themed competitions! Of course you have the US Chicken Wing Eating Championship
but there is also the Blue Cheese Bowl (Bobbing for Buffalo Wings) , the Buffalo Buffet Bowl (Wings/Pizza/Roast Beef contest) and of course, The Miss Buffalo Wing paegent. Now don't get me wrong, I have a full appreciation for the festivals promotional merchandise. They sell t-shirts
at the festival. However, I do expect to see more promotional products
than that. Among the dozens of wing vendors that are going to be at the festival are a few national restaurants, now is their chance to stand out amongst the sea of wing fanatics. I hope to see some promotional bottle opener keychains
to open a beer to go with my wings, or maybe an ecofriendly promotional aluminum bottle
for those who prefer water to cool down your taste buds. Of course, some vendors may just want the wings to do the talking, in which case may they will give out some promotional food storage containers
. One last thing, don't for a moment think that those that put together are only concerned with Buffalo, they want to help out the entire country. That is why they are starting the "Cash for Cluckers" program.
"In fact, the “Wing King” says
“Cluckers for Cash” can add 27 Billion
dollars a year to the nation’s economy. All
it will take is for every American to eat one additional single order of chicken
wings each month. In doing so, he vows, America will “eat our way back to prosperity”.
It can start at the 2009 festival, where 30 tons of chicken wings will
be ready for purchase. "
I truely hope to find some "Cash for Cluckers" promotional products