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The Fried Chicken Festival Is Getting a Second Day This Year

It’s also getting a new location with five times the space

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This year the Fried Chicken Festival expands to two days and to a new location at Woldenberg Park, which has five times as much space as last year’s Lafayette Square location. The festival has increased the number of vendors to 35 from across the United States. Additionally, there will be live entertainment, a pavilion for the kiddos, and a very fancy Moet Chicken and Champagne VIP Lounge.

The festival had a tough first year. The lines were long and the space was cramped. It was named one of the most disappointing meals of the year by B.E. Mintz, simply because the long lines prevented a lot of people from actually eating any chicken. And what is a food festival without any food? Just a hot, sweaty mess of hungry people waiting in line for nothing. Thank goodness for hindsight.

The second annual Fried Chicken Festival (FCF) presented by Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers will take place on Saturday, September 23 from 11a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Woldenberg Park. Admission is free.