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The weekend chicken lovers wait for


People in Wayne, Nebraska have been spending their weekend with the chickens at the 33rd Annual Wayne Chicken Show.

City officials said about 10,000 people come out each year to the annual chicken festival and the event wouldn't be possible without the 1,000 volunteers.

Mark Johnson has been to the chicken show every year since it started. He took part in the egg cracking competition. He didn't mind cracking eggs on his head for a good cause, which was to win money for his church, but he said that wasn't his favorite part.

"Just being around the people. Everybody's having fun, so many different things to do here in town," Johnson said.

He said the show is a much bigger event for Wayne than it was when it first started.

"It's getting bigger every year. Every year there's more people from all over the country that come to Wayne," Johnson said

 There's one part of the weekend the show is most recognized for and that's when people show off their clucking skills.

"The National Cluck-Off has gotten us the most publicity," Wes Blecke of the Wayne Area Chamber of Commerce said.

Christian Fritz, who came to the show from Omaha, said he didn't practice much before showing off his skills.

"My parents said I'm a very good clucker, so I guess I just decided to go," Fritz said.

Along with the National Cluck-Off, the event had other activities for all kinds of chicken lovers, such as shopping, eating, or getting your face painted.

Live Chicken Coordinator Clara Osten said it's a great theme for a show because it offers a lot of options.

"There are so many different ways you can go with it. We can talk eggs. We can talk chickens. We can talk chicken legs," Clara Osten said.

Regardless of people's preference, these competitions were nothing to baulk at.

For a complete list of activities going on the rest of the weekend, visit the Chicken Show's website.

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