HUNTSVILLE — Is your mouth watering yet?
The 14th annual Battle of the Buffalo Wing Festival and the 5k Salmon Run will have you huffing, puffing and salivating Saturday in Big Spring Park.
From noon until 5 p.m., the Battle of the Buffalo will feature chicken wing challengers from local restaurants and a variety of amateur cooks who will compete with their tastiest wings in an effort to be crowned best of the Tennessee Valley.
The festival has been called “a tradition of love, health, and charity” because all proceeds from the wing festival go to the Russel Hill Cancer Foundation and the HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology in support of cancer research.
Also, the third annual Salmon Run 5k Race starts at 9 a.m.
The Salmon Run was created in memory of Paul “Fish” Salmon who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2007. He was a senior and a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at the University of Alabama in Huntsville when he died in 2009.
Last year, the Battle of the Buffalo hosted more than 3,000 community members and served some 50,000 wings, presenting the Russel Hill Cancer Foundation with $30,100 and The HudsonAlpha Foundation with $12,900
That’s a lot of drums and flaps!
A celebrity judging panel from Huntsville and Madison will decide the king of the wings in the Tennessee Valley as wing-eaters enjoy an afternoon of live music and a kid-friendly fun zone.
Tickets to the festival are $15 per person and the proceeds for the festival and the 5k run will be added to donations to Russel Hill Cancer Foundation and HudsonAlpha for cancer research.