Fruita, Colorado: Mike the Headless Chicken

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Address:
Mulberry St., Fruita, CO
Directions:
The statue is downtown, on the corner of Mulberry and Aspen. The festival is held yearly in the first week of June.
Hours:
Festival 1st week in June. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Mike the Headless Chicken.

Mike the Headless Chicken

Celebrated decapitated chicken that lived -- for a while. The town has a sculpture of Mike, and an annual Mike the Headless Chicken Festival.

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Mike the Headless Chicken.

Mike the Headless Chicken

The statue is cool. But if you want a tee shirt or postcard it seems the only place in town is the Fruita Civic Center. Continue north on Cherry St. It's on the left by the hospital. Friendly people and $5 clearance Mike shirts.

[Tim, 07/08/2016]

Headless chicken.

Mike the Headless Chicken

Just out on the sidewalk. Goofy and eclectic. Was a good excuse to get out of the car. Town was very nice and clean. On the same street there's a dinosaur riding a bike and a huge dinosaur statue. Also a piano on the sidewalk (playable!)

[Nikky, 05/22/2015]
Mike the Headless Chicken

Headless Mike is out front of Aspen Street Coffee. The sculpture was designed by Lyle Nichols, the same artist who made several pieces on display at the Hole in the Wall in Moab, Utah. There is a framed newspaper article describing the whole story inside the coffee shop.

[Dorrie McPhetridge, 06/19/2010]

Headless chicken.

Mike the Headless Chicken

Right in front of the coffee shop sits this wonderfully put together headless, metal rooster. We saw everything from scissors to wrenches, steel plates to an appropriately placed horn on the hind parts. Worth the trip to see "Mike."

[Pat Jones, 04/26/2010]

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