Registration is underway for cook teams and parade participants for the 10th Annual Spring Chicken Festival Chicken Cook-Off in downtown Gainesville Saturday, April 26 from 10am – 4pm.

The cook off consists of two divisions: Professional and Backyard Bar-B-Q. Prizes will be awarded in both categories. The Grand Champion will receive $700 and proudly possess the coveted Chicken City Cup for one year.

The 2014 Spring Chicken Festival will kick off  with a 5k, Chicken City Parade, Cook-off, live entertainment, Re-Hatched upcycled art market, quilt show and kids zone!

The parade will include floats, vintage cars, and is sure to have some interesting chicken decorations.  Participants are encouraged to incorporate recycling when possible. The parade route will include the Gainesville Square.

Back by popular demand  "Re-Hatched" an upcycled/recycled art/craft market. There will be artists featuring creations made from recycled or repurposed materials.

NEW this year is Trash 2 Treasure. A competition to create an art piece that reflects the spirit of the Spring Chicken Festival. 3 teams will compete against each other and will have 1 hour to create an art piece for prizes and a coveted T2T trophy! Registration is extremely limited...if you have what it takes, please fill out the application below!

Attention Wing Eaters!!! Wing Eating Contest sponsored by Bufalo's Wild Wings!! Be sure to fill out the application below if you are interested and call Kelly at 770-531-1102.

Are you a runner and want to participate in the 5K? Click on the link below to register:


If you are interested in participating in the parade, art market or cook-off, please contact Regina Mansfield at 770-297-1141.



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