Once again, Spring Chicken Festival canceled

Posted 3/24/21

SILER CITY — The town’s 2021 version of the Spring Chicken Festival will — like the 2020 version before it — not take roost.

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and out of concern for …

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Once again, Spring Chicken Festival canceled

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SILER CITY — The town’s 2021 version of the Spring Chicken Festival will — like the 2020 version before it — not take roost.

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and out of concern for the safety of all festival participants and community members, and in response to directives from the state, the town of Siler City has decided to cancel the 2021 festival — originally scheduled for Saturday, May 1.

“The decision to cancel the 2021 festival is out of an abundance of caution as the safety of all participants remains a top priority for the town of Siler City,” said Jack Clelland, director of Siler City Parks and Recreation.

While festival organizers explored alternative options for offering the event, the decision to cancel in 2021 was made due to the size of the event, the vast number of stakeholders involved, and the length of planning required to successfully implement this event. While future guidelines and restrictions are unknown, the town wants to ensure the festival remains a memorable, organized, and safe event for all involved for years to come.

Vendors previously registered for the 2021 event will receive a full refund of their registration fees and will be contacted in the upcoming weeks by staff.

The 2022 event has been scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2022, in downtown Siler City. The festival is anticipated to feature mechanical attractions, vendors, food, and live musical performances by The Embers featuring Craig Woolard and more.

Mountaire Farms is the event’s sponsor.

Officials from the Siler City Parks and Recreation Department are still encouraging residents to visit one of the town parks or attend special events or programs throughout the year. For more information, visit www.silercity.org or call 919-742-2699.

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