36th annual Wayne Chicken Show read to "Cluck and Roll"
Months of planning and scratching for ideas will come to fruition this weekend as the 36th annual Chicken Show runs Friday through Sunday.
"Cluck and Roll" is this year's theme with many activities centered around music.
The festivities begin on Henoween, Friday morning.
A Flea Market/Sidewalk Sale will take place on Main Street from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. with a variety of items available.
The weekly Chamber Coffee will be held in the alley in the 200 block of Main Street at 10 a.m.
Chicken related stories and crafts will be available at the Wayne Public Library at 4 p.m. and a pie and ice cream social will be hosted by the Eastern Star Chapter 194 in the North Meeting Room of the Wayne City Auditorium.
Wine tasting will take place at the Diamond Center/Flowers and Wine.
Food of all types, games and inflatables, along with several craft vendors will be scattered throughout the downtown area.
An information booth will be set up under the Chamber gazebo in the downtown area on Friday night and at Bressler Park on Saturday.
Evening activities get underway at 6 p.m. with the World's Largest Chicken Dance, led by the Wayne State College and Wayne High School Cheer Squads.
New this year will be Lip Sync Battles. The 13-year old and younger competitors will battle at 6:30 p.m. and the 14-year and older competitors will take the stage at 8 p.m. This event is being sponsored by the Wayne Eagles Club and contestants can pre-register by calling (402) 375-9956.
The always-popular Cement Chicken Auction will take place at 7 p.m. for more than 20 decorated chickens, many of which are being decorated to match this year's theme.
Pizza Hut's Saucy Hot Wing Eating Contest will follow the auction with those planning to take part asked to register at Pizza Hut or at their booth in the Food Court.
Free entertainment for the evening will be provided by Headwind, a band from Emerson. They will provide music on the stage at Third and Main Streets beginning at 8:30 p.m. and again after the Light Up the Sky Fireworks Display. The fireworks will be lit from the area near Hank Overin Field.
Saturday's egg-stravaganza begins with the 5K Chicken Run at Providence Medical Center. Participants can register at www.allsportcentral.com
Another change this year will be the fact that Kiwanis Omelet Feed has been moved to downtown. Omelets will be served from 7:30-9:30 a.m. in the empty lot in the 100 Block of Main Street.
An airport fly-in will be conducted at the Wayne Airport on both Saturday and Sunday.
A Quilt Show will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, across the street from Bressler Park.
Inflatables and arts, craft and food vendors will be scattered throughout the park with a wide variety of items available for purchase.
Live chickens will be back this year, after a one year absence. Several chicken-related events are being planned.
In addition to live chickens, a petting zoo will be part of this year's Chicken Show. It will be located in Bressler Park.
The noon entertainment will be provided by the Front Porch Pickers at noon on the stage in Bressler Park.
Free ice cream bars will be provided by Great Dane Trailers.
Registration for the National Cluck-Off and the Hard Boiled Egg Eating Contest begins at noon with the afternoon contests set to begin at 1 p.m.
Planetarium Shows and science activities will be held in the Carhart Science building on the Wayne State College campus at 1, 2 3 and 4 p.m.
A Partners Pitch Tournament will be held at the Wayne Eagles Club in downtown Wayne beginning at 1 p.m. Contact the club at (402) 375-9956 for more information.
Afternoon contests include Chicken Scratch for prizes, Best Chicken Legs on a Human, The National Cluck Off, The Hard Boiled Egg Eating Contest, Rubber Chicken Chuck, Egg Toss and Egg Drop/Catch.
Saturday's festivities wrap up with a Sons of Satan performance from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Wayne City Auditorium, in conjunction with a Wayne Community Schools Foundation Alumni Reunion .
A street dance with music from Back 40 will take place on South Main Street from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Sunday, July 10 is the final day of this year's Chicken Show and the majority of the activities will take place at the Wayne Municipal Airport.
The Crowing Motors Car Show is scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. with all vehicles welcome. Prizes will be awarded on spectator vote.
The Last Cluck Poker Run begins at 1 p.m. with cars leaving from the airport. Proceeds from this event will benefit a local charity.
The Journeymen Quartet will present a concert at Journey Christian Church on East Highway 35 at 2 p.m.
More information on the 36th annual Wayne Chicken Show can be found at www.chickenshow.com or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.