WAYNE — It’s time for people from all over the Midwest to return here and forget their inhibitions for a weekend.
Chicken Days will take place Friday to Sunday and will have people clucking like a chicken and strutting their chicken legs — all in the name of fun.
The 38th annual event has a theme of “Winning in Fabulous Wayne America.”
Events begin Friday with a range of activities, including T-shirts on display and for sale on Main Street and a “Clucktique” sidewalk market downtown.
There also will be other activity downtown on Friday evening, including arts, crafts and more vendors, inflatable fun and a pie and ice cream social hosted by Eastern Star Chapter 194 at the City Auditorium.
Another highlight Friday evening will be what’s billed as the world’s largest chicken dance, which will be led by the Wayne State College and Wayne High School cheer squads.
There also will be fireworks at 10 p.m. at the Summer Sports Complex.
Saturday’s events include a co-ed sand volleyball tournament, food vendors, crafts, inflatables, games, a petting zoo, Kiwanis omelet feed, 5K chicken run and quilt show.
One of the highlights Saturday will be the chicken show parade at 9:30 a.m. from First and Main streets to 10th Street, then past Bressler Park. At noon, the national cluck-off will start along with the hard boiled egg eating contest.
Many other activities are scheduled throughout the day, including the Wayne High all class reunion at the City Auditorium during the evening.
Sunday’s event include a fly-in at 7 a.m. at the Wayne Airport, a car show at the airport from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a poker run that starts at the airport.
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WANT TO LEARN MORE?
For a complete listing of events, go to www.chickenshow.com. Many of the events require preregistration to participate.