Festa delle galline a Wayne
Nebraska - USA
camicia, ma con apparente discrezione, uomini travestiti da galline
si preparano a esibirsi al Chicken Show.
fotografia di Joel Sartore
Il secondo sabato di luglio la cittadina di Wayne, nel Nebraska, festeggia i polli con un'ampia gamma di eventi: la danza delle galline più grande del mondo, un'asta di galline di cemento decorate da artisti locali e - per il dispiacere dei volatili patroni della manifestazione - una gara in cui vince chi mangia più ali di pollo. Non mancano diverse gare, come il lancio delle uova (senza romperle!), travestimenti e sfilate.
of the Chicken Show in Wayne
Wayne County - Nebraska - United States
Wayne is a city in Wayne County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 5,660 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Wayne County and the home of Wayne State College. Wayne is located at 42°14′10″N 97°1′1″W.
Coordinated by the Wayne Area Chamber of Commerce, the Chicken Show is a fun event held annually on the second Saturday in July. Founded by the Wayne Regional Arts Council, the first show was held in 1981. The theme of chickens was chosen because of 1) the potential for art materials; 2) most people have knowledge and familiarity with chickens; and, 3) chickens can be considered with humor. The Wayne Chicken Show received the 1996 Nebraska Outstanding Tourism Award and was selected in 1999, along with four other community events in America, to be featured in the Library of Congress.
Wayne Chicken Show 2005 was the winner of two Nebraska State Pinnacle Awards given by the Nebraska Festival and Events, Inc. The Collectible 25th Anniversary Egg was awarded “Most Unique” merchandise item. The other award was for best “Festival Photo”.
The Wayne Chicken Show and Henoween involve nearly 1,000 volunteers throughout the community who donate time, talents, and financial support, helping to make this festival fun and “cheep” for all who attend.