Gordonsville is famous for its Fried Chicken, that was served to passengers of trains stopping in the Town of Gordonsville during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Chicken was served by local women carrying platters of the delicacy on their heads. Nationally-known at that time, Gordonsville's Fried Chicken earned the Town it's nickname "Chicken-leg center of the Universe". Today, the Cooper family still holds the "Secret Famous" recipe for Gordonsville's famous Fried Chicken. We invite you to come to enjoy this tasty, comforting, culinary experience.
The Chicken Festival will feature Cook-off contests to judge special recipes for Fried Chicken and homemade Pies. Artisans/Crafters and Specialty vendors will be available to sell their goods. Local Wineries will be on-site for tastings and purchases. There will be a day filled with live entertainment.
Don't forget to stop by the unique specialty shops in Downtown Gordonsville while your are visiting. This is a Family friendly event, that everyone is sure to enjoy! Bring your appetites and we hope to see you there.