Moulton, Alabama – For three days in April, flocks of visitors from across the southeastern United States make their way to Moulton for a weekend of fun, fancy fowls, and egg-citing contests. Set for April 12-14, 2013, the family event returns to Moulton for the ninth year, bringing with it a dozen of family-friendly contests where bragging rights, trophies, cash, and prizes, including $10,000 in diamonds, are up for grabs.
Sponsored by Billy Mitchell Jewelry in Moulton, the Golden Nugget Contest challenges festival goers to take a guess at winning $10,000 in diamonds. To participate, visit the Billy Mitchell Jewelry booth at the Festival Friday, Saturday or Sunday and enter your best guess for the number of dried corn nuggets in a container. The person who guesses the closest number of corn nuggets without going over will appear front and center on the Logan Pharmacy Stage on Sunday to pick one envelope from 50 envelopes. If the correct envelope is picked, the winner receives $10,000 in diamonds from Billy Mitchell Jewelry.
The one with the most bones left on the plate wins the WAAY 31 BBQ Chicken Wing Eating Contest, sponsored by John’s Bar-B-Que. The 2012 winner chowed away 32 wings in three minutes. The WAAY 31 BBQ chicken wing eating contest is scheduled for all three days of the festival and participants must be 18 years and older. Registration is $5 per person and those interested can register at the festival one hour prior to the event. Winners receive a trophy and bragging rights.
The Hard-Boiled Egg Eating Contest, sponsored by NHC Healthcare, is open to adults 18 years old and older to see who can eat the most hard-boiled eggs. The 2012 winner ate 19 eggs in five minutes. The hard-boiled egg eating contest takes place all three days and those interested can register at the festival. Winners on each day receive $75 for first place and $25 for second place.
Egg Roulette is a contest where contestants literally walk away with egg on their face. Two contestants are provided with six eggs of which five are hard-boiled and one is raw. At the sound of a whistle, each contestant must immediately select an egg and smash it to his forehead. The loser of the game is the first person to have egg on his face. The winner advances in the single bracket tournament for a chance at winning $500 for his designated charity. Festival organizers are searching for non-profit organizations to participate. Each organization is to provide an elected official or local celebrity to play on their behalf. The Egg Roulette contest is scheduled for Sunday, April 14th between 2 and 4 p.m. A registration form is available for downloading at www.AlabamaChickenandEggFestival.com and click on “Contests”. The deadline to register is April 2.
Festival goers can try their hand in tossing an egg from increased distances to see which team can toss a raw egg the farthest and catch it without breaking. The Egg Toss contest is free and registration is at the festival. Multiple competition times are held on Saturday and Sunday and winners receive a handy festival insulated drink cup.
Think you have the best chicken clucking skills? Then enter WDRM’s Chicken Clucking Contest. Listeners of WDRM call in to the radio station in the week leading up to the Festival to qualify for the contest to be held Saturday, April 13th. Those qualifying will strut their stuff on the Logan Pharmacy Stage where the festival’s audience chooses the best clucker and takes home the $100 prize.
The WTAK/Burch Agency Chicken Poker Run offers a scenic ride through Lawrence County and a chance to win $100. The ride begins at Rocket Harley Davidson (15100 Highway 20 West in Madison) with stops at the Courtland Heritage Museum (252 College Street in Courtland), Shelton’s Jif E Mart (16798 Market Street in Moulton), Billy Mitchell Jewelry (1 County Road 101 in Moulton), and ending at the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival. Each location is a stop for participants to draw a card. The winning hand receives $100, with $50 for the 2nd best hand and $100 for the worst hand. On-site registration is available at Rocket Harley-Davidson the day of the ride at $20 per person. The first 100 riders to pre-register will receive a free t-shirt. To download a registration form, visit www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com and click on “Contests”.
Additional contests planned for the ninth annual event include a sanctioned poultry show, the Rooster Call Juried Art Show, a Little Chick Pageant, Egg Drop for Future Engineers competition, and Alabama Farmer’s Co-op Photography competition. For registration information and complete rules on each contest, visit www.AlabamaChickenandEggFestival.com and click on “Contests” or call 256.905.0700. Photos available upon request.
About the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival
The Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival is an interactive agricultural experience offering old-fashioned family fun. The ninth annual event is scheduled for April 12-14, 2013 at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Moulton, Alabama. Daily admission to the festival is $5 per person and children 5 and under are admitted free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Jamie Hood Jewelers located at 1690A Beltline Road in Decatur, Ala., and at 2504 East Avalon Avenue, Suite A in Muscle Shoals, Ala.
Sponsors committed for the 2013 festival consist of Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, Lawrence County Commission, Lawrence County Board of Education, Stovall Marks Insurance, Logan Pharmacy, Wal-Mart, Marshall Durbin, CB&S Bank, International Paper, Billy Mitchell Jewelry, Bank Independent, Joe Wheeler EMC, Pepsi-Cola, Golden Flake, Cackle Hatchery, Southern Printing, City of Moulton, Alabama Farmers Co-op, Huntsville Hospital, Lawrence Medical Center, The Burch Agency, Dr. Don Beach, NHC Healthcare, Lawrence County Antique Tractor and Engine Club, Regions Bank, Jamie Hood Jewelers, John’s Bar-B-Que, Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association, Alabama Tourism Department, Alabama State Council on the Arts, Southern Arts Federation, National Endowment for the Arts, Manna Pro, Tractor Supply, Alexander Lumber, Lockheed Martin, Roden Surplus Imports, and Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.
Education Partners are University of Alabama in Huntsville Engineering Department, Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University Poultry Science Department. Media sponsors include WAAY 31 TV, WALW 98.3, Moulton Advertiser, 100.3 The River, WDRM 102.1, WTAK 106.1, Hot Stuff, and WQAH 105.7.
For more information, visit www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com or follow the event on Facebook, @alabamacef, and www.MySpace.com/alabamachickenandegg.