2017 Chicken Show

Printable Brochure

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DOWNLOAD 2016 Chicken Show Brochure just to give you a taste of 2017 Events

2017 Brochure coming soon


Parade Line-Up

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Parade Entry Forms must be returned by July 1 to be eligible for judging.

DOWNLOAD Parade Enty Form





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 37th Annual Chicken Show. All crafts, collectibles, jewelry, clothes, antiques and more are welcome. DOWNLOAD Vendor Packet (pdf)



Friday, July 7, 2017
Flea Market and Sidewalk Sale set-up begins at 8 am.

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



Events - Friday, July 7th (Henoween) Downtown Wayne

Handicap parking available on West 3rd Street

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8 am - 3 pm

Flea Market and Sidewalk Sale: Located on Main Street

10 am

Chamber Coffee: Coffee in the 200 block of Main Street

3 pm Cluck Cluck Golf Scramble 4-person scramble, $35 per person, sponsored by Wayne Schools Foundation at Wayne Country Club

4 pm

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

5-7 pm Chickens and Other Signs of Rural Life Opening Reception at Blue Cat Gallery and Studio, 114 W 3rd Street

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

5:30-9 pm Vets Club Dinner- Prime Rib Sandwich baskets($9.00) and Chicken Strip baskets($6.00). Proceeds go to the Scholarship fund.

6 - 10 pm

Food, Fun & Craft Vendors: Scattered around downtown

6 - 10 pm Inflatable Fun sponsored by Pac 'N' Save

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

6-8:30 pm Knights of Columbus Bingo: St. Marys Church

6:30 pm pm

Cement Chicken Auction: Bid on locally decorated cement chickens. Pick up cement chickens at the WAED Office, decorate and return by June 30. NEW for 2017 Kids division using a cement chick! Come pick your chick and decorate it for the auction.

8 pm

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

8:30 pm

Free Entertainment: STRING BEANS takes the stage

The String Beans

10 pm

"Light Up the Sky" Fireworks at Summer Sports Complex



Events - Saturday, July 8th

Handicap parking available in private lot at 10th & Lincoln

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All Day Airport Fly-In sponsored by Wayne Airport Authority and Becker Flying Service DOWNLOAD Fly-In Flyer
All Day

Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Tournament www.the4thjug.com for details and registrationwww.the4thjug.com

All Day Food Vendors located on the North side of Bressler Park
All Day

Arts, Crafts, and More Vendors scattered around the park

All Day Clucktible souvenirs and T-shirts sold in the Clucktible Shelter
All Day Inflatable Fun
All Day Truckin' Through Nebraska Children's Museum InterActive Display at Wayne State College, 1111 Main Street
All Day Petting Zoo featuring local farm animals
7:30 - 9:00 am

Kiwanis Omelet Feed, indoor and outdoor seating Wayne Eagles Club, downtown, suggested donation

7:00 am 5K Chicken Run at Providence Medical Center. Register online at www.alllsportcentral.com
8:00 am - 3 pm Information Booth-Look for the Black and White Chamber Gazebo
8:30 am - 2 pm Free Young Eagle plane rides (for ages 8-17 with parent consent) at Wayne Municipal Airport. Weather Permitting. Sponsored by EAA Chapter 291 from Martin Field South Sioux City. Discovery flights available on Satruday for a fee for those interested in taking Flying lessons.
9:00 am Chicken Crowing Contest - Rent a Chicken or Bring your own. Who will crow the most?
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. DOWMLOAD Parade Entry Form
11:00 am Tours of Wayne Jr/Sr High School and Hahn School following parade

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 E-Z-B Quartet. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the lyrics!
1:00 pm

Biggest, Smallest, Most Unusual Egg Judging Bring your entries to the Live Chicken Area

Noon Free Ice Cream Bars courtesy of Great Dane Trailers, while supplies last
Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Planetarium Shows and Eggs-periments 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, Register in advance at 402-375-9956.
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

* Chicken Flying Contest - Rent a chicken or bring your own to see who can fly furthest across the barnyard.

* 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 cnk an go the furthest distance without cracking up
Last Contest of the Day *Egg Drop: Catch the raw egg dropped from the sky
6:00 pm All Class Reunion Social Hour for Wayne High Alumni at City Auditorium
8 pm- Midnight

Alumni Dance Sons of Satan playing at the City auditorium hosted by Wayne Schools Foundation. Free will donation.




Events - Sunday, July 9th

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

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. DOWNLOAD Car Show Flyer Soon

Noon- 4 pm Truckiin' Through Nebraska Children's Museum Active Display at Wayne State College Campus, 1111 Main Street
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 Wayne Bark Park and United Way. Call Mick Kemp at 402-369-0610 or e-mail mkemp@inebraska.com for more information.

2 pm

Stories of Inspiration Quilt Show at Our Savior Lutheran Church DOWNLOAD Diane Gubbels Story



Parade Information

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Parade Entry Forms must be returned by July 1 to be eligible for judging.

DOWNLOAD Parade Entry Form





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Saucy Hot Wing Eating Contest

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

Henoween July 7th at 8:00 p.m.

Rooster Crowing Rent a Chicken or bring your own to see who crows the most.Saturday moring in the Park
Chicken Flying Rent a Chicken or bring your own to see who can fly the furthest. Saturday in the park approx 1 pm.
Best Chicken Legs

Let's see you strut those bird legs!

July 8th Saturday afternoon in the park.

Biggest, Smallest, &

Most Unusual Egg

Bring your eggs to the Live Chicken Area. Judging at 1:00 pm Saturday July 8th

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 8th Approx 2 pm in the Park


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. Saturday afternoon July 8th

Rubber Chicken Chuck

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

Saturday afternoon July 8th

Egg Toss

Choose a partner and whichever team goes the furthest distance without breaking

your egg wins!

Saturday afternoon July 8th

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!!

Saturday afternoon July 8th