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All hail everything chicken at the Arcadia Chicken Festival

There’s a great reason to come to Arcadia the weekend of July 5. The first Arcadia Chicken Festival begins on Friday, July 5 and lasts until Sunday night. Come out to the Arcadia Outlet Mall for a lot of fun. Why a chicken festival? Because of the strong poultry industry in and around the city. In fact, House of Raeford Farms is the main sponsor.

You’ll find a lot of incredible events for the whole family! Let the kids have fun in the coloring contest for a chance to win $20. Run or walk the 5K Chicken Run on Saturday morning. If you can grill a great chicken, bring your grill out Saturday and participate in the Grill Master Competition. Shop local arts and crafts vendors. Listen to great music from local bands. Saturday afternoon, those with big appetites can battle each other in an all-you-can-eat-in-2-minutes Wing Eating Contest. Following all of the Saturday events, stay for the fireworks show.

SCHEDULE OF ARCADIA CHICKEN FESTIVAL EVENTS

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Scavenger Hunt BEGIN – Clues will be posted on the town’s Facebook page at 7:00 a.m. daily, the front door of the Arcadia Town Hall


Friday, July 5, 2019

4:00p.m. – KICKOFF OF THE INAUGURAL ARCADIA CHICKEN FESTIVAL – Opening/Welcome with Sponsors (MAIN TENT/STAGE) & live DJ

6:00p.m. – Coloring Contest Judged ($20 cash prize per category)

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Culturistiq Band (MAIN TENT/STAGE)

  • Ending of Scavenger Hunt –Announcement of winner @ 7:30p.m. (Must be present to win)

Saturday, July 6, 2019

8:00a.m. – 5K Chicken Run (Starts at First United Methodist Church)

9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m. – Live DJ

11:00p.m. – 2p.m. – Monte Russell Band (MAIN TENT/STAGE)

12:00p.m. – Grilled Chicken Contest – Chicken will be provided at designated grilling area (Bring your own grill)

12:00p.m. -1:00p.m. – $100 raffle giveaway (Must be present to win & have to make a purchase at a store inside the mall)

12:15p.m. – 1:30p.m – Bird Bath Dunking Booth 

12:00p.m. – 2:00p.m – Complimentary Chair Massage

2:00pm. – 4:00p.m. – Live DJ

3:00p.m. – Wing Eating Contest

Stage Showcase Fitness inside of Mall (Zumba and Yoga)

4:00p.m. – $100 Raffle giveaway (Must be present to win & have to make a purchase at a store inside the mall)

JUDGING OF GRILLED CHICKEN CONTEST ON STAGE

4:15p.m. – 5:15p.m. – Performance by Mr. Larry Jones

6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. – Culturistiq Band (MAIN TENT/STAGE)

9:15p.m. – Fireworks Show


Sunday July 7, 2019

11:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. — Monte Russell Band (MAIN TENT/STAGE)

2:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. – Culturistiq (MAIN TENT/STAGE)


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