Contests

Meet and Greet Jason Smith, a TV/Celeb Chef and Entrepreneur and a native of Laurel County. Friday, September 24th 1pm-2pm at the Somerset Culinary Arts Tent across from the Chicken Coop. “Lord Honey” Jason Smith is not a “cookie cutter” chef (pun intended). He has no...

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 ages 4-7 years old. Games include an egg hunt, chicken scratch in...

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 Stage of Stars! Three lucky contestants will be selected to have 45 minutes to prepare a chicken dish with...

Saturday, September 25th 2:30pm Do you often get asked if you are sisters? If so, this Mother/Daughter Look A Like Contest is for you. A panel of judges will rank the contestants. Division 1 will be for Mothers with Daughters 17 years and younger. Division 2 will...

The 5K “Run for the Roost” presented by EKY Crusaders will be struttin’ Saturday morning for the annual World Chicken Festival race. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcomed! Route Turn by Turn: START at West 11th and Long Street to West 7th Street, Turn Right on...

In the spirit of The World Chicken Festival, we are accepting entries for the “84 Lumber Chicken Invasion”.  The chickens will be displayed on the Laurel County Courthouse featuring YOUR business, non-profit or school being viewed by thousands of visitors. We are Egg-Cited to see...

Thursday, September 24 6:00pm If you have a white suit, black glasses and a bucket of chicken you might be the next contestant. The Colonel Harland Sanders Look-a-Like Contest will be turning heads this year celebrating the history and heritage of the original restaurant and museum...

Sunday, September 19 at the London-Laurel Optimist Sports Complex The Miss World Chicken Festival Pageant All Ages including Babies, Mrs and Modern Boys to 11 years old Open to all counties Contact Dianne Turner Kentucky Festival Pageants 859-625-8490 amerifeststudios@gmail.com ...

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 our registration.The Karaoke Contest is for ages...

Friday, September 24 3:00pm We want to hear your best Chicken Jokes. You must video record your joke and submit it for the chicken joke judges. If your joke is selected, you will be notified to tell it your joke LIVE on the Sanders Stage at...

Saturday, September 25 1:30pm The Hot Wing Eating Contest has been a long tradition at the World Chicken Festival. Who will be crowned champion this year? Contestants are limited to the first 20 contestants ages 18+ so make sure you arrive early. Presented by: SAM 103.9 /...

Presented by Cumberland Valley National Bank Area students can test their skills and try to be the successful one at dropping an egg without breaking it!  This event takes place on Main Street in front of Cumberland Valley National Bank. There are three divisions: Elementary, Middle School, and...

Saturday, September 25 11:30am Show off your chicken impersonation skills on the Sanders Stage with your best imitation of a chicken by strutin', cluckin'' and crowin'! The crowd will vote for their favorite contestant.  Registration for the contest will be on-site starting thirty minutes prior to...