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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, USA
Late May
This year’s ChickenFest audience is liable to hear everything from Alison Krauss to Led Zeppelin. Around 35 local and regional musical acts will perform at ChickenFest 2013. The eighth annual music event is set to be held on Friday, May 24 Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, at The Record Park at the corner of Fourth and E streets in North Wilkesboro. ChickenFest is hosted by The Record and is free to attend. On Friday evening, the music will begin at 6 p.m., with a welcome by North Wilkesboro Mayor Robert Johnson and Record Publisher Ken Welborn. This segment of the event will be WKBC Radios Hometown Opry night and will be emceed by WKBCs Ed Racey and Steve Handy. Around noon on Saturday, VFW Post 1142 Honor Guard will perform a flag raising ceremony. And, Sunday will begin with a church service by Arbor Grove United Methodist Church. The music will resume at noon and conclude at mid afternoon. A childrens play area will be provided. Food, which will be all chicken dishes, will be prepared and sold by Arbor Grove United Methodist Church and Dennyville Baptist Church. ChickenFest is a celebration of Americana music and the areas poultry industry. For more information call The Record at 336-667-0134.
Friday, May 24 5:50 p.m. Welcome to ChickenFest, North Wilkesboro Mayor Robert Johnson and Ken Welborn, WKBC Radio’s Hometown Opry Night with Steve Handy and Ed Racey 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Ward Eller and Friends Spotlight Stage - Madison McKinney 7 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Summit Strings Spotlight Stage - Madison McKinney 7:55 p.m. – 8:40 p.m. Mike Palmer and Friends Spotlight Stage - Charles Tesh 8:50 p.m. – 9:35 p.m. R.G. Absher and Mountain Heritage Saturday, May 25 11 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. Darby Road Spotlight Stage - Devin Huie 11:35 a.m. – Noon Steve Englebert Flag raising ceremony, Lauren Stutts will sing the National Anthem Spotlight Stage - Doreen Pinkerton 12:10 p.m. – 12:25 p.m. –Gabriella Lankford, Lauren Stutts, Jerry Lankford, Andy Rhodes, Zach Redner Spotlight Stage - Doreen Pinkerton 12:35 p.m. – 1 p.m. Crystal Dean Owen, Heather Dean, Andy Rhodes, Adrian Smithey, Richie Feimster, Jerry Lankford Spotlight Stage - Edwin Osborne and Stetson Cochran 1:10 p.m. – 1:30 Dixie Duo Spotlight Stage - Crystal Dean Owens 1:40 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Doug Davis and Friends Spotlight Stage – Dixie Duo 2:20 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Larry Griffin Spotlight Stage - Chris Eller and Ruby Williams 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Rude Mood Spotlight Stage - Chris Eller and Ruby Williams 3:35 p.m. – 4 p.m. Kudzu Spotlight Stage - Ralph Clanton 4:10 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. Maple Creek Spotlight Stage - Devaughn Ladd 4:50 p.m. – 5:35 p.m. Ernest Johnson and Friends Spotlight Stage - Maple Creek 5:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Rick Brockner, Benny Holbrook and James Brockner Spotlight Stage - Heidi Holloway 6:25 p.m. – 6:55 p.m. Sonny Remington and Friends Spotlight Stage - Ray Allen Jr. 7:05 p.m. – 7:35 p.m. Larry Skipper and Friends Spotlight Stage - Ray Allen Jr. 7:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. BackPorch Bluegrass Spotlight Stage - Charles Tesh 8:40 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. David Johnson and Friends Sunday, May 26 Noon – 12:30 p.m. Linda Cabe and Joey Neal
The Record Park
From Boone - 421 South to Wilkesboro, turn left onto 421 Business at stoplight and follow D Street to 4th Street , turn left to E Street From Winston-Salem or I-77 - Follow 421 North to NC 115 North Wilkesboro exit. Turn right and follow Highway 115 approximately three miles to highway 268. Turn left and go two blocks to 4th Street and turn right, three blocks to E Street From Charlotte - I-77 North to 421 North. Follow 421 North to Highway 115, exit right and then follow the above directions. From Lenoir or Taylorsville - Come into Wilkesboro on Highway 16/18. Exit right onto Highway 421 towards Winston-Salem and go to the second exit which is the Highway 115 North Wilkesboro exit. Turn left and follow Highway 115 approximately three miles to Highway 268. Turn left and go two blocks to Fourth Street , turn right, three blocks to E Street. From Sparta – Take N.C. 18 to North Wilkesboro . Go to Fourth Street , turn right, three blocks to E Street. From Elkin – Take N.C. 268 to
Fri, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat, 11:00 am - 9:30 pm; Sun, church service, 11:00 am, music 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Admission & Parking
Admission is Free. Parking is Free. Handicap parking available

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