Chicken event about to cluck its way to London

September 26, 2013 by  

The Annual World Chicken Festival gets underway this evening, paying tribute to the heritage of Kentucky Fried Chicken and its founder, Colonel Harland Sanders. Given the popularity of the snack around the world, it seems likely that poster and flyer printing may have been used to promote this London festival to people across a much wider area.

Laurel County was home to the first Colonel Sanders restaurant, which was founded in 1940, and this festival is to honor the proud heritage of Sanders and his renowned recipe. At the festival, people will enjoy a wealth of excitement including an assortment of rides and games, the annual Chicken Festival parade, a classic and antique car show, the World’s Largest Skillet, Zooperstars, the New Heights Eurobungee, and some colorful face painting.

At dusk, guests can join others to enjoy ‘Light up the Night in London’ firework spectacular. This annual event is always held the last full weekend in September and gives families a great chance to spend quality time together. Parking is free and coach parking is available, although it must be arranged ahead of time.

Admission to this event is free. ‘The Annual World Chicken Festival’ will be happening from today until Sunday, September 29, in the downtown core of London, Kentucky. The hours are 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm today, 10:00 am to 12:00 am tomorrow and Saturday, and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday. To check out the schedule of events, please visit the event’s website.