When: Back to Calendar May 24, 2013 – May 26, 2013 (all-day)
Where: The Record Park
4th Street
North Wilkesboro,NC 28659
Cost: Free!
Contact: 336-667-0134

The 8th annual ChickenFest is set to be held at The Record Park at the corner of Fourth and E streets in North Wilkesboro. ChickenFest is a celebration of Americana music and the area’s poultry industry.  This event is hosted by The Record and is free to attend.

On Friday evening music will begin at 6 p.m., with a welcome by North Wilkesboro Mayor, Robert Johnson, and Record Publisher, Ken Welborn. This segment of the event will be WKBC Radio’s Hometown Opry night and will be emceed by WKBC’s Ed Racey and Steve Handy.

Saturday the music begins at 11 a.m., with the acoustic music group Darby Road. Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame members David Johnson and Eric Ellis will end the day of music on Saturday evening. Sunday will begin with a church service by Arbor Grove United Methodist Church. The music will resume at noon and conclude at mid afternoon.

A children’s play area will be provided. Food, which will be all chicken dishes, will be prepared and sold by Arbor Grove United Methodist Church and Dennyville Baptist Church.

Others performing at ChickenFest include:
Ward Eller and Friends, Madison McKinney, Summit Strings, Mike Palmer and Friends, Charles Tesh, R.G. Absher and Mountain Heritage, Devin Huie, Steve Englebert, Lauren Stutts, Gabriella Lankford, Jerry Lankford, Andy Rhodes, Zach Redner, Crystal Dean Owen, Heather Dean, Adrian Smithey, Richie Feimster, Doreen Pinkerton, Doug Davis and Friends, Edwin Osborne and Stetson Cochran, Larry Griffin, Chris Eller and Ruby Williams, Rude Mood, Kudzu, Ralph Clanton, Maple Creek, Devaughn Ladd, Ernest Johnson and Friends, Rick Brockner, Benny Holbrook and James Brockner, Heidi Holloway, Sonny Remington and Friends, Ray Allen Jr., Larry Skipper and Friends, BackPorch Bluegrass, The Dixie Duo, Linda Cabe and Joey Neal, Padraic Wildermuth, Doreen Pinkerton and Friends and The Davis Family.

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