“Welcome To Fabulous Wayne America”, Chicken Show Avoids Evening Weather


WAYNE – After a few sprinkles throughout the morning, the 38th annual Wayne Chicken Show took over downtown Wayne during Henoween.

Assistant Director with Wayne Area Economic Development, who has been known as the “Head Cluck”, Irene Fletcher talked about the great evening weather Friday.

“We moved the chamber coffee inside,” said Fletcher. “But, then the rain went away and even now we’re standing in the sunshine. Little humid, but it’s beautiful weather for a Chicken Show.”

Great food, activities for the kids and those young at heart enjoyed all the events.

The show got underway with the World’s Largest Chicken Dance at 2nd & Main as the Wayne High and Wayne State Cheer Squads led the group. After the Egg Roulette, came the cement chicken auction where 24 large chickens were auctioned-off and the wing eating contest followed as 27 wings were consumed in three and a half minutes.

Bill Chrastil provided free entertainments on stage as fireworks closed out the Henoween activities.

Saturday morning’s main event will be the parade starting at 9:30 a.m. going from Main Street over to Bressler Park where afternoon activities will take place. A change is that the little chicks will be Saturday afternoon in the park along with the Fire Department Water Fights at 4 p.m., according to Fletcher.

“We’ll be doing that in the area of the old swimming pool,” Fletcher added. “We have some area fire departments that will be coming to compete. There is a rather large trophy that was designed by the Wayne State Industrial Arts class that will be presented to the winner of the water fight.”

Elizabeth Chase, Nebraska State Main Street Manager was also on-hand Friday to present awards. Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Verdel Lutt, Randy Peterson was recognized with the Diamond Center and Flowers & Wine along with the Wayne County Fair Association earning the Public Partner Award.

Find complete details by visiting chickenshow.com.