World Chicken Festival
i agree

Dawsonville, GA

#41 Sep 3, 2008
why can't we get decent music for the chicken fest? you can't tell me that corbin can afford to pay more for entertainment than we can! no offense to corbin, but london has to generate more revenue. if the best entertainment that we can get is an elvis impersonator or an old-time gospel group, where is the revenue going? the festival hasn't grown. there aren't any new attractions. come on harvey, what gives???
Christian Music

London, KY

#42 Sep 3, 2008
So glad you did not say music by Christians...I know of one family "Gospel Group" who have more skeletons in the closet than the Bowling Funeral Home! 5 members (all related) 15 weddings, 12 divorces, 4 live-in lovers, pre-marital sex and years of "shacking-up." Not to mention the entire family talks about EVERYONE behind their backs. EVEN EACH OTHER! Now that is "Christians for ya!" hahahahaha....oh so back to the Chicken Festival...I am a little disappointed in the fact that Nibroc and Clay County Days bring in stars like...Lori Morgan, Joan Jett, 38 Special, Black Hawk.....and the like and London struggles to get groups that have a recognizable name...locals are okay, but London should have some resources available to keep us competitive with the surrounding counties. After all, we are getting a Harley Davidson and the new company in EB. London was able to give these companies BIG tax breaks just for locating their businesses here! Lets put a little of our tax dollars to work entertaining the locals and the THOUSANDS who travel to our fair city for the "WORLD's CHICKEN FESTIVAL" London's claim to Fame!
Old Man

Hudson, OH

#43 Sep 3, 2008
I've tried to explain this before so here goes again. WCF brings in 250,000+ in 4 days for the event using local and not so great name entertainment. Why should they waste money on big names when they have a jammed house without them. As long as people come they will never get beter entertainment. That is the only reason that Corbin and Manchester brought in big names because they were loosing their crowd. The night Joan Jet was at Corbin still only 4,000 people show up to see her. The main stage at London has standing room only for the entertainment they do get so why change something that works. If it is not broken don't fix it. Now if you can get the people not to attend the WCF then in a year or two of failure they'll spring for some big name music but until then you can forget it.
grammar gramma

Cynthiana, KY

#44 Sep 4, 2008
why wrote:
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fyi.. i had alice in chains set and ready to perform here...(i know jerry cantrell personally) and the chicken festival committee shot it down when it wasn't going to cost them a dime.. its really the old asses that cant except change..
I think you mean accept change.
Sarahrules

Hudson, OH

#45 Sep 5, 2008
i agree wrote:
why can't we get decent music for the chicken fest? you can't tell me that corbin can afford to pay more for entertainment than we can! no offense to corbin, but london has to generate more revenue. if the best entertainment that we can get is an elvis impersonator or an old-time gospel group, where is the revenue going? the festival hasn't grown. there aren't any new attractions. come on harvey, what gives???
I agree with I agree. The Chicken Festival is getting worse every year! Maybe they should get "Mr.Nibroc" Bruce Carpenter to organize it! Obviously, "Mr.Gospelshow" Kip Jervis obviously can't get seem to get the job done!
Londoner

Hazard, KY

#46 Sep 5, 2008
Yeah let the NIBROC bunch organize it. I visit a lot of Dr. in Lexington and I have asked the nurses in just passing if they have ever heard of the NIBROC festival and they say No. And then ask them about the World Chicken Festival and they know about it or have even been once or more times. I have never had one person, outside the area, to say they know what NIBROC is. I'm sure it is a great event but it is not promoted enough, I believe it has been around longer then the WCF, but is not near as well known. That is the reason they get big name entertainment so they can try to draw in a crowd. If they would spend some of that money on advertising they would have a bigger crowd. But to comment on allowing NIBROC organizers to get involved with the WCF, I'd say NO.
ballfan

Kennett, MO

#47 Sep 5, 2008
Yes the crowd was way down at the Joan Jett concert, but, it had poured the rain all day. And if I can remember there were some pretty bad thunderstorms that day and evening..
Old Man wrote:
I've tried to explain this before so here goes again. WCF brings in 250,000+ in 4 days for the event using local and not so great name entertainment. Why should they waste money on big names when they have a jammed house without them. As long as people come they will never get beter entertainment. That is the only reason that Corbin and Manchester brought in big names because they were loosing their crowd. The night Joan Jet was at Corbin still only 4,000 people show up to see her. The main stage at London has standing room only for the entertainment they do get so why change something that works. If it is not broken don't fix it. Now if you can get the people not to attend the WCF then in a year or two of failure they'll spring for some big name music but until then you can forget it.
i agree

London, KY

#48 Sep 5, 2008
no one has accused london's organizers of bad marketing. they are genius. to take a festival based on fried chicken and have it explode like it has is crazy. what i am accusing them of is not giving back to us. every now and then there may be a new attraction, but for the most part it is the same every year.
Sarahrules

Hudson, OH

#49 Sep 5, 2008
i agree wrote:
no one has accused london's organizers of bad marketing. they are genius. to take a festival based on fried chicken and have it explode like it has is crazy. what i am accusing them of is not giving back to us. every now and then there may be a new attraction, but for the most part it is the same every year.
And the same old dinky midway! Bruce Carpenter is the man to organize the Chick Fest. Kip Jervis,and Berry Cupp, don't give a hoot,so therefore, them two fools, need the boot.
I love the CF

London, KY

#50 Sep 6, 2008
Yeah I cant wait til the Chicken Festival either,I love the deep fried oreo's and twinkies....they are so good,I hope they have them this year. I wish they would get some good entertainment too,the chicken festival is soooo big,way bigger than nibrock and a lot of others....I dont understand why they wouldn't want some good ppl coming to entertain....it would draw in so many more ppl.
cawCAW

Somerset, KY

#51 Sep 6, 2008
Hope the leaders of the festival are reading this.
I think they ought to do something about those porta potties, being without santitizer.
I mean kids are playing everywhere for 3 days riding on those rides and they use the porta potties. So does all the adults. Touching everything, everywhere and not getting to wash their hands. Eeeeew! Sitting on the potty where some adult sat. Who knows who has not had a bath in 2 or 3 days?
So, they ought to be forced by the health dept. to at least, put a place to wash hands, or else get a big santitizer bag for people's hands.
LCHD

Hazard, KY

#52 Sep 6, 2008
Get a small packet of hand sanitizer wipes or a bottle of sanitzer and put it in your pocket, problem solved. Do you really think any public restroom is sanitary ? Should keep wipes with you at all times.
sanitizer does not work

Cynthiana, KY

#53 Sep 6, 2008
cawCAW wrote:
Hope the leaders of the festival are reading this.
I think they ought to do something about those porta potties, being without santitizer.
I mean kids are playing everywhere for 3 days riding on those rides and they use the porta potties. So does all the adults. Touching everything, everywhere and not getting to wash their hands. Eeeeew! Sitting on the potty where some adult sat. Who knows who has not had a bath in 2 or 3 days?
So, they ought to be forced by the health dept. to at least, put a place to wash hands, or else get a big santitizer bag for people's hands.
They need soap and water. It has been proved that hand sanitizer doesn't really work the way it's advertised - especially after using the bathroom.

Since: Sep 08

London

#54 Sep 6, 2008
The Chicken Festival is nice to go to, but I do agree it is a little annoying that when you want to go across town you have to by pass all the mess. The only other problem that I see with the festival is all the people who decide to come out of there whole in the ground and not shower! YUCK!
cooties

Cynthiana, KY

#55 Sep 6, 2008
When you're shoulder to shoulder with so many people you feel like you're going to catch some kind of cooties.
i love london

London, KY

#57 Sep 6, 2008
the chicken festival rocks!!!
cluck

London, KY

#58 Sep 6, 2008
Just enjoy London having something.
feelinweird

Lexington, KY

#59 Sep 7, 2008
eggactly! lol
who you talking about

Lexington, KY

#60 Sep 7, 2008
Christian Music wrote:
So glad you did not say music by Christians...I know of one family "Gospel Group" who have more skeletons in the closet than the Bowling Funeral Home! 5 members (all related) 15 weddings, 12 divorces, 4 live-in lovers, pre-marital sex and years of "shacking-up." Not to mention the entire family talks about EVERYONE behind their backs. EVEN EACH OTHER! Now that is "Christians for ya!" hahahahaha....oh so back to the Chicken Festival...I am a little disappointed in the fact that Nibroc and Clay County Days bring in stars like...Lori Morgan, Joan Jett, 38 Special, Black Hawk.....and the like and London struggles to get groups that have a recognizable name...locals are okay, but London should have some resources available to keep us competitive with the surrounding counties. After all, we are getting a Harley Davidson and the new company in EB. London was able to give these companies BIG tax breaks just for locating their businesses here! Lets put a little of our tax dollars to work entertaining the locals and the THOUSANDS who travel to our fair city for the "WORLD's CHICKEN FESTIVAL" London's claim to Fame!
I think I know the group you are talking about. Are they from Jackson County? The bass player is on wife 5 or 6 right?
Peter Pan

London, KY

#61 Sep 7, 2008
chicken festival > nibroc.
i went to nibroc this year for the first time.
the only thing they had that chicken festival doesn't are random volleyball courts.
i mean really.
and who doesn't love carnies and the cute little stands selling bong pipes?

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