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Top Jazz Festivals in the USAWorld Chicken Festival

September – London, Kentucky

An event that celebrates fried chicken based on the recipes of Colonel Sanders.

In the 1940s when Colonel Sanders created his secret recipe for fried chicken in Corbin little did he know that it would become world famous and that a festival would be created to celebrate fried chicken.





Corbin is only about 10 miles south of London and the home of the Colonel Sanders Café and Museum. Sanders’ nephew, Lee Cummings, also began his career in 1952 in Kentucky with Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken.

The World Chicken Festival in London is a four-day event which attracts over 250,000 people each September. Paying tribute to its heritage, it is one of the Kentucky Tourism Industry Association’s “Top Ten” events and Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20” events. It was also voted “Best Festival in State” by Kentucky Monthly Magazine.
You don’t want to miss the Saturday parade which begins on Main Street in downtown London. Townspeople participate with floats, vintage cars, mini cars and even tractors. One float includes Colonel Sanders, the “chicken” and the world globe.

Enjoy musical performances daily; midway rides; contests which include: wing eating, clucking, Sanders Look-a-like, egg drop and cooking; and plenty of food. Speaking of food, check out the world’s largest skillet.

For more event and festival information visit the World Chicken Festival website at http://www.chickenfestival.com

GETTING THERE
London and Laurel County are located at the intersection of I-75, the Hal Rogers and Cumberland Parkways, and U.S. 25

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California
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Connecticut
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Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous

Florida
Jacksonville Jazz Festival
Pensacola Beach Air Show
Tallahassee Springtime Festival
Tallahassee Winter Festival and Celebration of Lights

Georgia
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Hawaii
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Idaho
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Indiana
Indianapolis 500
Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration
Indiana State Fair
Feast of the Hunters’ Moon

Iowa
Des Moines Arts Festival

Kansas
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Smoky Hill River Festival

Kentucky
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Great American Brass Band Festival
Hillbilly Days
International Bar-B-Q Festival
Jerusalem Ridge Festival
Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Festival
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St James Court Art Show
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Louisiana
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Maryland
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Massachusetts
The Boston Marathon

Michigan
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Great Lakes Folk Festival

Minnesota
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Mississippi
The Mississippi Delta Blues Festival

Nevada
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New Hampshire
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair
New Hampshire Maple Weekend
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Strawbery Banke Museum Candlelight Stroll

New Mexico
Albuquerque International Balloon Festival
Santa Fe Indian Market
Santa Fe Spanish Market

New York
Oswego Harborfest

North Carolina
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Ohio
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Oklahoma
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Oregon
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Rhode Island
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South Carolina
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South Dakota
Fort Sisseton Historical Festival
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Tennessee
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Texas
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Utah
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Washington DC
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Washington
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Wisconsin
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