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November 6, 2021
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lake Lanier Olympic Park
3105 Clarks Bridge Road
Gainesville, GA 30506
FREE Festival, $6 wrist band/10 samples
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Gainesville Chicken Festival

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Georgia's Official Chicken Cook-Off

NEW LOCATION! Join us at Lake Lanier Olympic Park on Lake Lanier for the same chicken-packed afternoon including Georgia's Official Chicken Cook-Off. Backyard and professional BBQ teams compete at this Gainesville themed festival. The event begins at 11 a.m. and ends when the cook-off winner is announced at 4 p.m.


  • Georgia's Official Chicken Cook-off
  • People's Choice Awards; vote for your favorite Pitmaster
  • Live Music
  • Rehatch art and marketplace
  • Kids' Zone

A $6 wrist band gets you 10 samples. You vote for your favorite Pitmaster for the People's Choice awards. Proceeds from this event go to the North Georgia Community Foundation scholarships for local students.

Don't be chicken — join us lakeside Nov. 6 and treat your taste buds.