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World Chicken Festival 2023 – KY

September 21, 2023 - September 24, 2023

Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, is one of the most highly recognized figures in the world. Laurel County, Kentucky, located in the heart of the beautiful Daniel Boone National Forest, is proud to honor the legacy of the Sanders Cafe and Musuem the Colonel’s first and original restaurant established in the 1940’s, located in southern Laurel County. Lee Cummings, co-founder of Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken, also began his career in 1952 with his uncle, Colonel Sanders. The Annual World Chicken Festival is a tribute to this chicken heritage.

The WORLD CHICKEN FESTIVAL international celebration is the last full weekend of every September, in beautiful downtown London to celebrate chicken heritage and legacy. All the “egg-citement” and entertainment for four fun filled day makes this one of Kentucky’s largest festivals.

The festival is home to the World’s Largest Stainless Steel Skillet. The Skillet is located at 4th /Long Street behind the Laurel County Courthouse and McKee Lodge.

Skillet Cooking Hours:
Thursday
Noon until 9:00 PM

Friday
11:00 AM until 9:00 PM

Saturday
11:00 AM until 9:00 PM

Sunday
Closed. No Sunday serving hours.

Dinners are served by a local non-profit as a fundraiser. Drinks are provided by local sports team as a fundraiser.

Family fun includes crazy contests, free music entertainment, vendors from across the country, carnival rides, and delicious food from non-profit organizations. The festival benefits over 50+ local nonprofits.

FESTIVAL HOURS

THURSDAY
9/21/2023
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

FRIDAY
9/22/2023
10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

SATURDAY
9/23/2023
10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

SUNDAY
9/24/2023
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Details

Start:
September 21, 2023
End:
September 24, 2023
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Venue

World Chicken Festival
London, KY 40741 United States + Google Map
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