What’s going on this weekend? If you want to celebrate part of Delmarva’s history and have fun at the same time, head over to Queen Anne’s County’s 4-H Park for the final Delmarva’s Chicken Festival!

Since 1948, the Chicken Festival has been bringing people together with the common tie of poultry. As Delmarva Poultry Industry employee Connie Parvis said “chicken is the engine that drives the economy on the Eastern Shore,” showing that this bird truly is a staple in our local economy and culture. However, this will be your last chance to experience the event that generations have enjoyed.

On Friday and Saturday, approximately 20,000 people are expected to attend the feathered themed festival. At the festival, visitors enter with free admission and enjoy the live music, arts and crafts show along with the motorcycle and car shows. It’s also a family friendly event with activities for the kids like the baby chick exhibit, a petting barn, touch-a-truck and games!

There is also a ton of great food available! Try the fried chicken from Delmarva’s giant fry pan, a 10 foot wide, 650 pound frying pan that can cook up 800 delicious chickens at one time. There will also be vendors selling ice cream, sandwiches, French fries, funnel cakes and much more.

This event is special because it “celebrate(s) chicken and its importance on the Delmarva Peninsula,” Parvis said. If there’s an event with great food, great fun and has Shore Pride; you know ShoreBread will see you there.