|Chicken and Egg Fest Adds Bike Night & Motorcycle Run|
Multiple Stage Acts to Include The Kentucky Headhunters and Black Oak Arkansas
The Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival is an interactive agricultural experience offering old-fashioned fun, food vendors featuring chicken entrees prepared in a variety of ways, and live entertainment by popular regional bands and local favorites. The eighth annual event is scheduled for April 13-15, 2012, at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Moulton.
Highlights include a chicken clucking contest, where the audience selects the winner; egg toss competition, a favorite among children; eating contests where contestants stuff their faces with chicken wings and hard boiled eggs; and the "Down on the Farm" area featuring agriculture exhibits, antique tractors and Southern folk life artists like quilters, saddle makers, farriers, potters, blacksmith, and basket and broom makers. Other activities include a juried art show Rooster Call and Rooster Hall of Fame, an egg roulette competition and Little Chick Pageant.
Motorcyclists Invited to Friday VIP Bike Night
The Festival has been expanded to three days offering a special VIP night for motorcycle enthusiasts. Along with the Friday Night Bike Night, motorcyclists are also invited to take part in the Motorcycle Poker Run set for Saturday.
The new Friday Night Bike Night offers an evening of live music featuring Voodoo Bayou, a variety of good eats and VIP bike parking. In addition, judging begins for the new sanctioned poultry show where fancy fowls will be competing for a Grand Champion title.
Gates open at 5 p.m. on Friday and special, secured VIP parking is available to all motorcycle riders at the entrance to the fairgrounds. Anyone registering for the Motorcycle Chicken Poker Run on Friday evening receives two wristbands for free admission to the festival for the entire weekend.
Sponsored by WTAK and the Burch Agency, the Motorcycle Chicken Poker Run offers a scenic ride through North Alabama and a chance to win $100. This year’s ride is set for 10 a.m., beginning at Rocket Harley Davidson (15100 Highway 20 West in Madison) with stops at the Courtland Heritage Museum (252 College Street in Courtland), Shelton’s Jif E Mart (16798 Market Street in Moulton), Billy Mitchell Jewelry (1 County Road 101 in Moulton) and ending at the Festival. All riders must be at the Festival by 2:30 p.m. with winners to be announced at 3:15 p.m. The winning hand will receive $100 with $50 for the 2nd best hand and $100 for the worst hand. Local merchants will also offer a variety of door prizes.
Cost for the Poker Run is $20 per person (which includes two wristbands for free admission for all three festival days). On-site registration will also be available at Rocket Harley Davidson the day of the ride beginning at 9 a.m. The first 100 riders to pre-register will receive a free t-shirt. To download a registration form or for more information visit www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com and click on "Contests" or call (256) 905-0700. Proceeds benefit the Lawrence County Arts Council.
About the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival
Sponsors committed for the 2012 festival consist of Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, Lawrence County Commission, Lawrence County Board of Education, Stovall Marks Insurance, Logan Pharmacy, Wal-Mart, Marshall Durbin, CB&S Bank, International Paper, Billy Mitchell Jewelry, Bank Independent, Joe Wheeler EMC, Pepsi-Cola, Golden Flake, Southern Printing, City of Moulton, Alabama Farmers Cooperative, Lawrence Medical Center, The Burch Agency, Dr. Don Beach, Lewis Innovative Technologies, NHC Healthcare, Lawrence County Antique Tractor and Engine Club, Home Depot, Regions Bank, Jamie Hood Jewelers, John’s Bar-B-Que, Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association, Alabama Tourism Department, Alabama State Council on the Arts, Southern Arts Federation, National Endowment for the Arts, Manna Pro, and Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.
Education Partners are University of Alabama in Huntsville Engineering Department, Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University Poultry Science Department. Media sponsors include WAAY 31 TV, WALW 98.3, Valley Planet, Moulton Advertiser, 100.3 The River, WDRM 102.1, WTAK 106.1, Hot Stuff, WQAH 105.7, 103.1 WEUP, and Southern Family.