Author: Kelley Burton

Date: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 Location: Sanders Stage Time: 8:30pm MojoThunder is a four-piece rock band from Kentucky. They blend high-energy rock with southern harmony for an engaging sound they’ve dubbed as “Southern-Alternative.” Their first LP “Hymns from the Electric Church” is available  now on all streaming services....

Date: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 Location: Stage of Stars Time: 7:30pm Ward Davis first gained attention in Nashville as a songwriter, placing songs on albums by Trace Adkins, Wade Hayes, Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson, and Cody Jinks. The latter was a pivotal connection for Davis. After he co-wrote three songs for Jinks' 2018 album Lifers, Jinks chose to go...

Date: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 Location: Sanders Stage Time: 5:30pm Bek Smallwood started out singing and writing songs in a little Methodist Church in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. She has been performing for over 10 years with her own unique sound of soulful country rock. Teamed...

Date: Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 Location: Stage of Stars Time: 6:00pm These four are from Eastern Kentucky, packed with bluegrass and country roots with an Americana flair. This 4 piece band from Hyden, Kentucky can entertain with their original music and familiar covers. The Creekers is a group of...

Date: Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022 Location: Gospel Egg-Stravaganza Stage at Town Center Park Time: 3:00pm The Fair Haven Quartet is one of the most dedicated, sincere and exciting quartets in gospel music today.  Since the beginning of their music ministry in 2004 the quartet has traveled extensively to...

Date: Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 Location Sanders Stage Time: 5:00pm Peggy Inks has been opening up the World Chicken Festival on Thursday evening for years debuting each year "I Ain't No Spring Chicken".  Peggy started singing Gospel with her two sisters as the Cooper sisters, Her sisters got...

Studio London is a group of local musical talent in Laurel County with talented singers ranging from elementary, middle school, high school students. OTG Challenge winners will be featuring their debut on Sanders Sage....

Date: Friday, September 23, 2022 Registration: 3:30pm Time: 4:00pm Location: Sanders Stage Can you compete with a chicken's wattle and beard? Open to all ages as you show off your long facial hair. The panel of judges will be from Somerset Community College Cosmetology School. Judging Criteria Score  (Wattle) Beard Division 1st...

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022 Time: 6:00pm Location: Sanders Stage Studio London is a private vocal studio that was founded with the goal of helping every student, regardless of age or experience level, find their voice. Since it’s start in 2012, hundreds of local, young singers have learned...

         The trolley will offer free shuttle transportation from Carnaby Square and North Kroger parking lot to the festival. Trolley and Bus Shuttle Schedule Thursday, September 22, 2022 5 PM to 11 PM Friday, September 23, 2022  5 PM to 11 PM Saturday, September 24, 2022...

Date: Sept. 22-25, 2022 Location: Kiddie World Granpa Cratchet is traveling in his Shezabiggie camper with his farm animal friends to the World Chicken Festival as he teaches others about “Taking the Garbage Out”. Granpa Cratchet, a nationally known puppet character, captures the imagination of adults as...

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022 Location: Sanders Stage Time: 7:00pm Do you have a favorite song you rock out driving the car or sing in the shower? Bring your talent to the Chicken Festival at the Karaoke Contest. You can choose your song from our list provided during...

When: Thursday, September 22, 2022 Time: 6:00pm Location: London-Laurel Fire Department behind Farmer's Market Chick-A-Lympics is a FREE 4-H event for kids ages 5-7 hosted by the Laurel County 4-H Poultry Club at the World Chicken Festival. It’s a chance for kids to play games and win prizes....

Date: Friday,  September 23, 2022 Registration 10:30am Time: 11:00am Location: Sanders Stage A reality cooking competition is being served up at the World Chicken Festival! Somerset Community College Culinary Arts Program presents the Culinary Chicken Cook-off Challenge at the Sanders Stage! Three lucky contestants will be selected to have 45...

Date: Friday, September 23 Time: 2:00pm Location: Sanders Stage Have you been told "You look just like ________." The family flock contest is for YOU. Grab your family Look-Alike and head to the Sanders Stage. Prizes: 1st x2 ($100), 2nd x 2 ($75), 3rd x2 ($50) Judging Criteria: Physical Appearance, Speech,...