Gainesville Spring Chicken Festival Will Cross the Road
Chickens cross the road just because they want to. The Gainesville Spring Chicken Festival will cross the road from Downtown Gainesville to Longwood Park to give it more room to grow and crow.
The Gainesville Spring Chicken Festival will officially cross the road on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Not sure where Longwood Park is exactly? You’re not alone. It’s better known as “What’s the name of the skinny park across from Gainesville High School and down the road from the mall?”
Spring chickens and old folks are invited to an afternoon eggstravaganza with Georgia’s Official Chicken Cook-off, live music, entertainment and arts & crafts. It doesn’t even cost chicken feed. It’s free to attend from 11 AM until around 4 PM!
The new location by the lake offers parking, trails, places for kids to play and the joy of being by Lake Lanier.
If you purchase a $6 Cluck Card, you’ll get 10 dazzling samples from your favorite chicken-cooking teams until 3 p.m. An hour later, the judges will announce the cook-off winner at 4 p.m. Come judge for yourself — just to be sure there’s no (ready?) fowl play.
Cluck Cards will go on sale April 1st and will be available online at www.gainesville.org, at the Gainesville Convention & Visitors Bureau at 117 Jesse Jewell Parkway, and at the festival.
Visit https://www.gainesville.org/spring-chicken-festival to find out how to participate as a vendor, sponsor, or cook team.
The Spring Chicken Festival’s Facebook page wants you to know …
This event is hosted annually by the City of Gainesville. Event proceeds benefit the “Gainesville Spring Chicken Scholarship” for students pursuing a career in the poultry industry, and the “You’re the Reason Scholarship” for City of Gainesville employees’ college-bound children.
Winners will be announced at the festival on April 27. Applications are accepted through the North Georgia Community Foundation website, https://www.ngcf.org/scholarships/, until March 15, 2019.