Chicken Invasion by 84 Lumber

Chicken Invasion by 84 Lumber

2020 Schedule TBA

Shout out to Melissa from Nashville, TN who allowed us to use her EGG-Cellent photo of the chicken invasion, read  her blog featuring the Chicken Invasion.

In the spirit of The World Chicken Festival, we are accepting entries for the “Chicken Invasion by 84 Lumber”.  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 new chickens in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the World Chicken Festival. Chickens will need to be turned in on September 19th at the London Laurel Tourism Commission.

Voting Proceeds Benefit Backpack Program of Laurel County

During the World Chicken Festival the public will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite decorated chicken. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Backpack Program of Laurel County. The Backpack Program relies on donors and volunteers to fulfill our program’s mission. Needy children are identified  by the Family Resource Centers at each Laurel County school and ensures that weekly bag of non-perishable food is discreetly placed in these children’s backpacks every Friday before they leave for the day. Learn more at

Voting Times

Thursday 5pm-9pm
Friday 12pm-8pm
Saturday 12pm-8pm
Sunday 1pm-4pm

Reserve your Chicken

To ADOPT a chicken for the “Chicken Invasion by 84 Lumber”, send the entry form to World Chicken Festival (payable to World Chicken Festival) to: 140 Faith Assembly Church Road, London, KY  40741 or can be dropped off at the the London Laurel Tourism Commission Visitor’s Center. Write Checks to: World Chicken Festival

Purchase Wooden Chickens
New Small: 2.5 Foot Tall Chickens ($50 )
New Medium: 4 Foot Tall Chickens ($100)
New Large: 6 Foot Tall Chickens  ($250)

*Non-Profit Organizations have a 50% discount on purchase of wooden chicken.

As a sponsor you will be provided a wooden chicken that is two dimensional.  The chickens will be available for pick up at the London Laurel Tourism Commission Visitor’s Center.  Chickens can be painted and embellished on either side (both sides preferred).  As participants, you are encouraged to be creative.  Call to reserve your chicken 606-878-6900, email