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03/14/2013 – Motorcyclists Invited to VIP Bike Night at the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival

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CONTACT: Vicki Morese, Event Coordinator
Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival
PHONE: 256.905.0700

Motorcyclists Invited to VIP Bike Night at the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival

Moulton, Alabama – In 2012, the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival expanded to three days adding a special VIP night for motorcycle enthusiasts. Set for April 12, the Friday Night Bike Night returns in 2013 bringing with it an evening of live music, plenty of good food, and VIP bike parking.

Gates open at 5 p.m. on Friday and special, secured VIP parking is available to all motorcycle riders at the entrance to the A. W. Todd Coliseum located at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Moulton. A bike parade is planned and riders are encouraged to meet in the Walmart parking lot at the intersection of Alabama Highway 157 and Alabama Highway 24 at 5:30 p.m. and follow a police escort to the festival.

Friday’s headliner on the Logan Pharmacy Stage is legendary Muscle Shoals group Shenandoah with a guest appearance by Marty Raybon (www.shenandoahband.com). Shenandoah was founded in Muscle Shoals in 1984 and has released nine albums, with several certified gold. The band’s sound is defined by country, bluegrass and gospel influences and it’s been said they forged its reputation on a soulful gospel-and-bluegrass, with lead singer Marty Raybon’s searing sincerity making even the most trivial song about small-town Southern values memorable. Also slated to perform prior to Shenandoah are The Goat Hill String Band (www.goathillstringband.com) and Muddy Walker’s Band.

Along with great music, judging begins for the sanctioned poultry show where fancy fowls will be competing for a Grand Champion title. In between musical acts, festival goers can browse through aisles of hundreds of exotic chickens and talk with poultry enthusiasts to learn more about show birds.

Along with the Friday Night Bike Night, motorcyclists are also invited to take part in the Motorcycle Poker Run set for the following day, Saturday, April 13th. Anyone registering for the Motorcycle Chicken Poker Run on Friday evening receives two wristbands for free admission to the festival for the entire weekend.

Sponsored by WTAK and the Burch Agency, the Motorcycle Chicken Poker Run offers a scenic ride through North Alabama and a chance to win $100. This year’s ride is set for 10 a.m., April 13, beginning 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. All riders must be at the Festival by 2:30 p.m. with winners to be announced at 3:15 p.m. The winning hand will receive $100, with $50 for the 2nd best hand and $100 for the worst hand. Local merchants will also offer a variety of door prizes.

Cost for the Poker Run is $20 per person (which includes two wristbands for free admission for all three festival days). On-site registration will also be available at Rocket Harley Davidson the day of the ride beginning at 9 a.m. at $20 per person. The first 100 riders to pre-register will receive a free t-shirt. To download a registration form or for more information visit http://www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com and click on “Contests”. Proceeds benefit the Lawrence County Arts Council.

Festival goers on Friday night will receive free admission with the donation of two or more cans of chicken soup. Sponsored by Lawrence Medical Center and Huntsville Hospital, the food drive will benefit the Good Samaritan, a food pantry serving the citizens of Lawrence County.

For more information on the Motorcycle Poker Run and Friday Night Bike Night, contact Coordinator Johnny Turner at johnny@alabamachickenandeggfestival.com or for more information on other festival activities, call Event Coordinator Vicki Morese at 256.905.0700.

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.

Highlights include a chicken clucking contest, where the audience selects the winner; egg toss competition, a favorite among children; eating contests where contestants stuff their faces with chicken wings and hard boiled eggs; and a Down on the Farm area featuring agriculture exhibits, antique tractors, and southern folk life artists such as quilters, saddle makers, farriers, potters, blacksmith and basket and broom makers. Other activities include an egg roulette competition, Motorcycle Chicken Run, and Little Chick Pageant, a preliminary to the Little Miss Alabama pageant.

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, Pointer’s Lawn and Tree Care, 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, WQAH 105.7, and 103.1 WEUP.

For more information, visit http://www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com or follow the event on Facebook, @alabamacef, and http://www.MySpace.com/alabamachickenandegg.



Written by 49 County News.Net

March 15, 2013 at 12:50 PM

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