World Chicken Festival gets underway Thursday

30th World Chicken Festival returns this weekend

LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The 30th World Chicken Festival returns to London this weekend.
The festival pays homage to Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, who opened the first and original restaurant in the 1940’s. Lee Cummings, co-founder of Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken, also began his career in 1952 with his uncle, Colonel Sanders, in Laurel County.

The festival includes entertainment, arts and crafts, a parade, rides for the kids and several contests.

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A bracelet can be purchased for unlimited rides during specific hours at the festival for $25 or individual tickets can be purchased at the tickeet boots during the festival.

The public is invited to the international celebration starting Thursday, Sept. 26 in downtown London. A full schedule for the four day festival can be viewed HERE.

Organizers say you can monitor street closures on their Facebook page HERE.

Festival officials say it’s one of Kentucky’s largest festivals.