I've lived in the chicken capital of the world (well, probably not really) for 6 years and this is the first year I've gone to the Chicken Festival. This year (it is held in a different location throughout the Delmarva area each year) it is at the DSU (Delaware State University) campus and will continue through tomorrow.
We went to the Home Show first and then the Craft Show. Both were pretty disappointing. I guess I was just expecting more. We went to see the baby chicks in the Chicken display building. After that was the petting zoo. It was intended for children, I'm sure, but it was my favorite part. There was a goat that wanted nothing more than for me to stand there and scratch her behind her ears.
There was chicken for everyone: fried chicken (of course!), barbecue chicken, Jamaican jerk chicken, chicken on a stick, and more.
The Giant Fry Pan was a big hit for everyone. It's not the biggest in the world. Or even the country. But it's still pretty big. And the chicken coming out of it is delicious! We were there a little before 4:00 pm and the wait was long. We had to wait for a batch to come out of the Giant Fry Pan. After waiting in the hot sun for the chicken, all I wanted to do was go home to eat it. So we did.