23rd Annual World Chicken Festival Kicks Off In London Kentucky

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scrumptiouschef
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23rd Annual World Chicken Festival Kicks Off In London Kentucky - Thu, 09/27/12 11:49 PM
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The chicken party just got started tonight in London Kentucky. It runs from September 27th-30th 2012. Perhaps the most notable thing about the festival is the big skillet they use to cook the chicken in.
 
It holds 300 gallons of grease so it's a big one. Cooks use giant paddles to fry 1200 pieces of chicken at a time. My dad and I went to the party in the late 90s and it's a good slice of small town Americana. Of course Burger Boy, just down the road from the festival will actually sell you a better plate of chicken but residents aren't likely to mention that.
 
Colonel Sanders began his empire building in nearby Corbin so the festival's a good gimmick for a town sorely lacking in magnets to draw in the tourists.
 
Here's a hot link with all pertinent info if anybody's passing through s.e Kentucky this weekend.
 
http://chickenfestival.com/

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Re:23rd Annual World Chicken Festival Kicks Off In London Kentucky - Fri, 09/28/12 9:00 PM

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Re:23rd Annual World Chicken Festival Kicks Off In London Kentucky - Sat, 09/29/12 12:59 PM
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I go to Kentucky a couple of times a year and I love having fried chicken at Science Hill Inn in Shelbyville and Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg.
 
I remember seeing a listing for the London festival in the Kentucky tourist guide a couple of years ago. I'd love to get there sometime to try their fried chicken.

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Re:23rd Annual World Chicken Festival Kicks Off In London Kentucky - Sat, 09/29/12 2:34 PM
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rumaki


I go to Kentucky a couple of times a year and I love having fried chicken at Science Hill Inn in Shelbyville and Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg.

I remember seeing a listing for the London festival in the Kentucky tourist guide a couple of years ago. I'd love to get there sometime to try their fried chicken.

 
It's real chicken and it's fried.  That's all you can say about it.  No one should go to the Chicken Festival thinking they might get good fried chicken.  It's usually a few notches lower than the chicken sold at Walmart's deli.

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Re:23rd Annual World Chicken Festival Kicks Off In London Kentucky - Wed, 10/10/12 1:05 AM
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Well I wasn't there in the party but heard a lot about this grand celebration of this 23rd Annual World Chicken Festival.