London, Kentucky: World Chicken Festival

"Home of the Colonels first and original restaurant established in the 1940s." Rival to competing restaurant and statue of Colonel Sanders in Corbin, down the highway. Festival has chicken fried in the world's largest stainless steel skillet.
Address:
Main St., London, KY
Directions:
I-75 to exit 41, then drive south on US Hwy 25 into downtown.
Hours:
Last weekend in Sept.
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Largest Stainless Steel Skillet.

World Chicken Festival

Four day festival held in honor of Colonel Sanders' first restaurant in Laurel County. Eat chicken fried in the world's largest stainless steel skillet -- 10 feet 6 inches in diameter. Lots of free entertainment and lots to see and do.

[Elaine Harris, 07/07/2007]

The Colonel Sanders Look-A-Like Contest is 6 pm on Saturday. Aug. 2019: Photo added.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Outdoor Millstones CollectionOutdoor Millstones Collection, London, KY - 3 mi.
Birthplace of Kentucky Fried ChickenBirthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Corbin, KY - 12 mi.
Colonel Sanders StatueColonel Sanders Statue, Corbin, KY - 13 mi.
In the region:
Stone of Witness - Red Bird Petroglyph, Manchester, KY - 18 mi.

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