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4th annual Cockadoodle Days starts Friday

The Fourth Annual Cockadoodle Days Festival kicks off Friday evening at 5 at the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Corydon. Activities include kiddie rides, arts, crafts and food booths, music, and a sit-down barbecue chicken dinner hosted by the YMCA of Harrison County.
New this year will be a princess, queen and little chick pageant that will take place at 6 p.m. The Marlins will perform from 7 to 11 p.m. The festival continues on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. with a Tyson Chicken truckload sale and a community yard sale. Kiddie rides begin at 11, and festival booths will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. From noon to 5 p.m., there will be an open car cruise by Happy Cox, with a 5K run to follow also at 5 p.m.
The YMCA will begin selling chicken dinners at 3.
Evening activities will include bingo, starting at 6, and a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament starting at 7.
Jacobi’s Wing Eating Contest also starts at 7 p.m.
The Monarchs will perform at 5, followed by Smokin’ Joe and the Mudflaps from 9 to midnight.
The Old Hen Pageant ‘ also new this year ‘ will be held at 8 p.m. This activity is calling all hot chicks over 40 to participate in the chicken dance and chicken walk and to answer philosophical chicken and egg trivia questions. Contestants can wear anything they want. The winning Old Hen will have her photo on the cover of a chicken and egg cookbook, will appear in upcoming parades, and win hundreds of dollars of prizes. ‘It is sure to be a clucking good time!’ said Sherry Watson, marketing manager for the Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Admission, parking and concerts are free.
Kiddie rides are $2 (all you can ride) for children 12 and under.
The beer garden will be open from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
For more information about Cockadoodle Days, which will be held rain or shine, contact the Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 738-2138. For Harrison County visitor information, log on to