WAYNE – From the young to the young at heart, fun was had by all during the 40th annual Wayne Chicken Show’s abbreviated one-day event.
The Wayne County fairgrounds were the place to be over the weekend in Wayne America. As community members checked out the “Cruise the Coop” entries in the morning, the WSC marching band opened the afternoon with their performance, according to tourism, marketing and event coordinator with Wayne Area Economic Development, Abby Schademann.
“The band performed great,” said Schademann. “Thank you again to Wayne State College marching band for coming out and performing. We had a great crowd out here for that and people really did enjoy it. So, great job for your first time performing.”
After the noon entertainment featured the Ted and Alice Miller band, chicken show fun continued.
The ‘World’s Largest Chicken Performance’ also took the fairgrounds prior to the cement chicken and chick auctions.
Chicken Show contests included live chicken flying, best chicken legs, the national cluck off, hard boiled egg eating contest, egg toss as well as egg drop and catch.
The Chicken Show Committee put in months of extra work in planning this year’s chicken show.
“We’re now two months past our event when it would have taken place and it’s weird because we’d be planning for next year’s already,” Schademann added. “But the day has gone well. The committee has really put in a lot of hard work and has really enjoyed the day. Again, I’d like to thank our generous sponsors for also helping us putting on this great event even during a pandemic.”
Those who visited Wayne and their community members were also able to enjoy evening fireworks later Saturday.
Visit chickenshow.com or like Wayne, NE on Facebook for more information.