2016 Chicken Show Parade Line-Up

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Parade Entry Forms must be returned by June 30 to be eligible for judging.

DOWNLOAD Parade Information Form (pdf)

Parade numbers will be posted on the website no sooner than July 6 and after 8:00 am at 1st & Pearl Street the day of the parade.



All weekend

Wayne Classic Men's USSSA Softball Tournament All weekend! Please call for details at (402)-375-4803



Flea Market

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VENDORS WANTED to help kick off Henoween at this years 36th Annual Chicken Show. All crafts, collectibles, jewelry, clothes, antiques and more are welcome. DOWNLOAD Vendor Packet (pdf)



Friday, July 8, 2016
Flea Market set-up begins at 7 am. Outdoor vendors must be cleared from the sidewalks by 3 pm.

WHERE The Outdoor Flea Market is located on the downtown sidewalks.



Events - Friday, July 8th (Henoween) Downtown Wayne

Handicap parking available on West 3rd Street

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8 am - 3 pm

Flea Market/Sidewalk Sale: Located on Main Street

10 am

Chamber Coffee: Coffee in the 200 block of Main Street

4 pm

Free Chicken Stories and Crafts: (45 min.-1 hr) Wayne Public Library 410 Pearl St.

5 - 9 pm

Information Booth: Look for the Chamber gazebo. Parade numbers will be available here.

5 - 9 pm

Pie and Ice Cream Social: Hosted by Eastern Star Chapter #194 at North Meeting Room, 3rd and Pearl at City Auditorium

5 - 9 pm

Wine Tasting: Hosted by Nissen Wine and Diamond Center/Flowers and Wine

6 - 10 pm

Food, Fun & Craft Vendors: Scattered around downtown


Sanctioned Pedal Tractor Pull hosted by Wayne County Farm Bureau

6 pm

World’s Largest Chicken Dance: Led by WSC and WHS Cheer Squads. Music by Big Red Country 104.9 and The City 98.9/1590

6:30 pm

Saucy Hot Wing Eating Contest: Please register in advance at Pizza Hut or at their booth in the Food Court

7 pm

Cement Chicken Auction: Bid on locally decorated cement chickens. Pick up cement chickens at the WAED Office and decorate by June 30.

8 pm

Lip Sync Battle sponsored by Wayne Eagles Club

8:30 pm

Free Entertainment: HEADWIND takes the stage

10 pm

"Light Up the Sky" Fireworks at Hank Overin Field

10 pm - Midnight

Teen Dance - Starts at 10 p.m. and ends at Midnight. Sponsored by Big Red Country 104.9 and The City 98.9/1590



Events - Saturday, July 9th

Handicap parking available in private lot at 10th & Lincoln

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All Day Arport Fly-In sponsored by Wayne Airport Authority and Becker Flying Service
All Day Food Vendors located on the North side of Bressler Park
All Day

Arts, Crafts, and More Vendors scattered through the park

All Day Clucktible souvenirs and T-shirts sold in the Clucktible Shelter
7:30 - 9:00 am Kiwanis Omelet Feed, downtown on Main Street, suggested donation
7:30 am 5K Chicken Run at Providence Medical Center. Register online at www.alllsportcentral.com
8:00 am - 3pm Information Booth-Look for the Black and White Chamber Gazebo
9:00 am - 3 pm Piecemakers Quilt Show at Masonic Lodge, 10th & Lincoln. Chicken Quilt Raffle Drawing at 3 pm
9:30 am Chicken Show Parade: Clucking from 1st & Main to 10th Street, then past Bressler Park. Prizes awarded. DOWNLOAD Parade Form to Register in Advance

Registration opens for National Cluck-Off and Hard Boiled Egg Eating Contest at Registration Table near the stage. Must be pre-registered to partricipate in these events.

Noon Free Entertainment on the Stage by local Front Porch Pickers. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the lyrics!
1:00 pm Biggest, Smallest, Most Unusual Egg Judging in Live Chicken Area
Noon Free Ice Cream Bars courtesy of Great Dane Trailers, while supplies last
1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm Planetarium Shows at Carhart Science Building, WSC. Free tickets available at Information Booth. Limited seating.
1:00 pm 5 Point Partners Pitch Tournament at Wayne Eagles Club, 119 Main Street, Call 402-375-9956 for more info.
1:00 pm

Chicken Show Contests-All ages welcome to participate. Times are Approximate. Contests will run consecutively, one after another, ending with the Egg Drop at approximately 3:30 pm


* Chicken Scratch for Prizes-Sponsored by BankFirst, Elkhorn Valley Bank & Trust, F&M Bank, State Nebraska Bank & Trust, and Gerhold Concrete

* Best Chicken Legs-Let's see you strut those bird legs! Boys and Girls 13 and Under, Hens and Roosters 14 and Over

1:30 pm * Wayne Chicken Show National Cluck-Off: Must be heard across the barnyard, act and sound like a chicken and last 15 seconds. Must Register in advance beginning at noon. 13 and Under, 14 and Over. Total prize money is $400
  * Pizza Hut Hard Boiled Egg Eating Contest: Throw down those eggs as fast as you can. Must Register in advance beginning at noon. Must be 18 or over. Total prize money is $400 for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place.
  * Rubber Chicken Chuck: The fun moves to the street to see how far you can chuck the rubber chicken across the barnyard.
  * Egg Toss: Grab a partner to see who can go the furthest distance without cracking up
Last Contest of the Day *Egg Drop: Catch the raw egg dropped from the sky
8 pm- Midnight

Alumni Dance at the City auditorium hosted by Wayne Schools Foundation. Free will donation.



Events - Sunday, July 10th

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Airport Fly-In: Sponsored by Wayne Airport Authority & Becker Flying Service

Clucktible Souveniers available under the tent

9 am - 1 pm

Food will be available for purchase. Sponsored by Pac ‘N’ Save

9 am - 1 pm

Crowing Motors Car Show: All vehicles are welcome at no cost. Located at the Airport. Prizes will be awarded on spectator vote. Contact Kirk Sommerfeld at (402) 375-4996. Watch for Car Show flyer.

1 pm

Poker Run: All vehicles welcome. Sign-in starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Airport. Vehicles leave together at 1 pm. All proceeds benefit local charity. Call Mick Kemp at 402-369-0610 or e-mail mkemp@inebraska.com for more information.

2:00 pm JourneyMen Quartet Concert at Journey Christian Church, East Highway 35



Parade Information

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Parade Entry Forms must be returned by June 30 to be eligible for judging.

DOWNLOAD Parade Information Form (pdf)



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Saucy Hot Wing Eating Contest

Please register in advance at Pizza Hut or at their booth in the Food Court.

July 8th at 8:00 p.m.

Best Chicken Legs

Let's see you strut those bird legs!

July 9th

Biggest, Smallest, &

Most Unusual Egg

Bring your eggs to the Live Chicken Area. Judging at 1:00 pm Saturday July 9th

National Cluck-off

Must be heard across the barnyard, act and sound like a chicken, and last for 15 seconds.Age categories 13 and under AND 14 and over. Total prize money $400.

July 9th


Hard Boiled Egg
Eating Contest

Total prize money $400. Throw down those eggs as fast as you can. Must Register in advance and be 18 or over. July 9th

Rubber Chicken Chuck

Let’s see how far you can chuck your chicken across the barnyard!

July 9th

Egg Toss

Whichever team goes the furthest distance without breaking

your egg wins!

July 9th

Egg Drop/Catch

Last contest of day. Look for the cherry picker and try to catch a raw egg, barehanded and dropped from the sky. Don't get egg on your face!!

July 9th