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World Chicken Festival

  • Date: September 23, 2017
  • Time: 10:00am to 11:00pm
  • Location:
    Main Street and Broad Street between 3rd and 10th Streets
    London, KY 40741
  • From: World Chicken Festival

Delicious fried chicken dinners are served from the benchmark feature of the festival — The World’s Largest Stainless Steel Skillet. The skillet is operated by World Chicken Festival volunteers and has served more than 120,000 fried chicken dinners since its inauguration in 1992.

The world’s largest known frying skillet was manufactured by London Bucket Co., Inc. in September 1991, and donated to the World Chicken Festival. The burners and firing system were manufactured by Bakery Machinery, Inc., operated by Rockwell Industries, “Rocky”.

In 1999, a new skillet was constructed, manufactured by Logan Steel and Jeff Williams Welding.

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