Chicken Festival clucks into London

September 26, 2012 by  

This will be the 23rd year the World Chicken Festival is being held in London and Laurel County and is held in honor of the renowned Colonel Harland Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame.

Sanders was one of the most recognized men in America and remains so today throughout many parts of the world. Daniel Boone National Forests, located in Laurel County, was home to the Colonel and was where he established the very first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant back in the early 1940s. Lee Cummings was the co-founder of this now famous franchise.

The annual World Chicken Festival is a tribute to Colonel Sanders’ heritage and takes place over a four day period in scenic downtown London. Guests will enjoy a great line up of entertainment on the Entertainment Stage of Stars, Sanders’ Court Stage, and the Kiddie World Stage. There will also be a world-class gospel tent, the World’s Largest Skillet, Rides and Games, and a parade. For a complete list of the performers and activities appearing at this year’s World Chicken Festival, please visit the website.

Poster printing and flyer printing are likely to have been used to promote this annual festival to people throughout the county. It begins tomorrow, September 27 and runs until Sunday, September 30. Tomorrow, the gates open at 5:00 pm, Friday and Saturday at 10:00 am, and Sunday at 1:00 pm. This festival occurs in the downtown core of London, Kentucky. For additional news, please visit the World Chicken Festival website or call the London and Laurel Tourist Commission at 606-878-6900.