World Chicken Festival to celebrate Kentucky’s poultry heritage

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LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – One of the state’s largest festivals returns from Sept. 23 through Sept. 26.

The World Chicken Festival honors the heritage of the region and its history with fried chicken.

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Colonel Harland Sanders opened the first and original Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in southern Laurel County in the 1940’s. Lee Cummings, the co-founder of Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken and Colonel Sanders’ nephew, also got his start in 1952 in Laurel County.

Below are the scheduled hours for the festival:

  • Thursday, Sept. 23: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 24: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 25: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 26: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.