Jamestown Chicken Run & Cruise-In

Saturday, May 28, 2011

From our local Fentress County newspaper:
Chicken Festival, Car Cruise-In Set May 28 in Jamestown

Cornhole Tournament Adds To This Year’s Activities

The Jamestown Rotary Club’s annual Chicken Festival will be held Saturday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or when the chicken is gone) at the Fentress County Fairgrounds in Jamestown. Created to promote the broiler industry in the Upper Cumberland area in 1957, the festival features some of the best open-pit cooked chicken halves to be found anywhere.

In addition to the great food and entertainment, the Southfork Cruisers Car Club will be holding their 9th Annual Memorial Day Weekend “Chicken Run” Cruise-In on the carnival grounds at the Fairgrounds.

The past two years has seen more than 70 vehicles each year participate, from old classics and antiques through muscle cars, custom cars and trucks. The event will feature 100% payback of entry fees, as well as drawings for cash and door prizes. Swap meet vendors are invited to attend. The event is free, with the only charge for the chicken and concessions.

How could we resist? We headed out on the motorcycles, grabbed some breakfast and hit the fairgounds around 10:30. We found good parking in the shade and on a paved section. About 70-80 cars where set up...a few we had seen at the Friday night cruise-in but many were new.

Here are some favorites, the rest can be seen in our SmugMug album.

Not too crowded, just the right size for us to enjoy looking at all the cars without getting too tired of walking and perfect weather. When we got back to the bikes a couple coming in to the event stopped to talk trikes with Stu. Half an hour later we had new friends...also full-time RVers who ride (he currently has a Harley Road King) who have property with an RV site on it in the Jamestown area. What are the odds.....LOL!

This afternoon we headed out to the property to give Sadie her BFF fix with Keta. Stu also finished hanging the main gate.

Tomorrow we'll visit the land again, do a little puttering and then maybe take in a movie later in the afternoon.

As you enjoy your holiday weekend, please take time to remember all those who have given their lives to give you the freedom to do so!

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu


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