GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Sept. 27, 2023) – The City of Gainesville continues to accept cook team applications for the 2023 Gainesville Chicken Festival – but not for long.
The chicken festival, Georgia's Official Chicken Cook-Off, is slated for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Lake Lanier Olympic Park.
The festival draws thousands of people from near and far, who then indulge in samples crafted by participating cook teams led by amateur and professional chefs; local businesses, organizations and restaurants; even City departments. Judges select winners in multiple categories, while the crowd selects the People's Choice Award winner.
If interested in competing in the Poultry Capital of the World's tastiest event of the year, please fill out the online application before 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29.
Please direct all cook team questions to Gainesville Convention & Visitors Bureau Sales/Marketing Manager Regina Dyer, who can be contacted here.
Explore additional details about the upcoming chicken festival via exploregainesville.org.