Final Delmarva Chicken Festival goes out with a bang

Members of the Queen Anne’s County Farm Bureau cook the chicken in the giant fry pan, the Delmarva Chicken Festival's biggest attraction. SOURCE SUBMITTED
June 29, 2014

Near-perfect weather, huge crowds, delicious chicken prepared in more than a dozen ways, hatching and baby chicks, musical entertainment, fun and games, and vendors with a variety of products and services combined to make the 2014 Delmarva Chicken Festival in Queen Anne’s County, Md., a tremendous success. Attendance far exceeded the organizers’ expectations.

From the opening ceremonies until the final entertainment on Saturday night, the focus was on Delmarva’s chicken industry for the more than 30,000 people who attended the two-day event.

The event was sponsored by Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc., the nonprofit trade association working for the local chicken industry, and hosted by Queen Anne’s County. This was the 65th and final Delmarva Chicken Festival. Many visitors said they were attending because it was the last festival.

Musical entertainment offered free of charge near the food court was an attraction for thousands of visitors throughout the two days. A classic car show, a working model railroad exhibit, children’s activities, and much more provided a variety of ways for guests to enjoy their visit.

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