Sulphur ‘Chicken Fest’ to be held at West Cal Arena

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Published: Jul. 13, 2023 at 6:49 AM CDT
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - If you spot a lot of chickens near the West Cal Arena in Sulphur this weekend, don’t be surprised. The Sulphur Christian Community Coalition’s first-ever “Chicken Fest” will begin at 10 a.m. on July 15.

Admission is $5 with free admission for children 2 years old and younger.

Throughout the day there will be an artisan market, food booths, a chicken house raffle, and chicken races, and everyone can dress up like a chicken for the chicken derby.

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The event will raise money for the SC3 Sulphur Christian Community Coalition.

The day will consist of everything from a chicken pot pie contest, chicken pageant, wing-eating contest, cluck-n-crow, Chicken derby, Iron chicken, and live music.

Joanne Coleman is the director of the Chicken Fest and says it will be a blast, especially watching the chickens.

“The chicken derby is where the chickens are racing and are sponsored by companies in the area and they’re going to be chasing an RC car filled with chicken feed,” said Coleman.

She said people who attend can also peck their way through an Ironchicken competition.

”It’s our play on the Ironman so we have an obstacle course that’s set up and each competitor will be wearing an inflatable chicken costume,” she said.

The fun doesn’t stop there.

“We will have chicken races that people can participate in all day long,” she said.

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Ashley Carr, the event’s marketing coordinator, says with all that fun comes food, through food trucks and vendors.

“We are going to have bbq chicken dinners on hand,” said Carr.

There will also be a raffle where two lucky winners will win a chicken condo!

Raffle tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the event.

Sulphur "Chicken Fest" to be held at West Cal Cam Arena
Sulphur "Chicken Fest" to be held at West Cal Cam Arena(viewer)

There will also be the following scheduled events:

  • 10 a.m. - Chicken pot pie contest (Winners will be announced at 10:30 a.m.)
  • 11 a.m. - Chicken pageant
  • 12:30 p.m. - Wing eating contest
  • 1:30 p.m. - Cluck-n-crow contest
  • 2 p.m. - Chicken derby
  • 3 p.m. - Iron chicken
  • 4 p.m. - Live music featuring Brad Brinkley

You can find more information on the scheduled events HERE.