May 3 - SURPRISE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARLEE!
April 23 - Thomasville Rose Show and Festival - Thomasville, GA
Golden Brothers Company (229)226-9150 <> 1710 Smith Ave <> Thomasville, GA 31792-5746
Bennett's Feed & Seed of Thomasville (229)226-6738 <> 912 W Jackson St <> Thomasville, GA 31792
Bennett's Feed & Seed of Cairo (229)377-0805 <> 3795 US Hwy 84 E <> Cairo, GA 39828
This was an excellent start of our eighth season. We had the end cap at
the North end of South Main Street where we fit perfectly. Our Eggzibit
was the ideal size to allow the other vendors to squeeze in and out
during set up; yet not let the area look empty or under filled. The festival
organizers left us just right amount of space between us and the other
vendors so as not to blast them away.
Chester the Jester made a brief reappearance after his year
sabbatical. Isaac, our Americana Rooster, and Tom Brown,
our brown Turken Rooster, debuted this year.
This was one of those events that was so pleasant that nothing bothered us.
It sprinkled a little at the beginning, but the sun soon emerged and bathed
everyone with its wonderful Springtime warmth. The Staff was more than helpful and the crowds consisted of some of the
friendliest people we ever met. I just wish we weren't working so we could have seen all the wonderful demonstrations
performed throughout the day.
Hollywood is the most personable roosters
we've ever had. While waiting at the train station
he made lots of new friends. Once on the train he
relaxed and enjoyed the scenery.
Thanks for the great hospitality!
Having our lunches delivered to
the coop was exceptional. Every
time we turned around there was a
volunteer eager to help from
watering the chickens to
Even though we were in the Children's Area, I do believe
we had more adults in our audiences than children most
of the time. They kept me on my toes with wonderful
questions about backyard flock keeping after each show.
We didn't get many pictures of ourselves this time, so if
you did, and feel like sharing, send them to us or post
them on Facebook at Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival
or Friends of the Poultry Palace Chickens.
The early morning down pour put everyone a little behind schedule setting up; and the forecast of thunderstorms kept the
streets pretty clear for the first two hours. Soon the sky cleared and the crowds came out.
Abby spent a lot of
time in the shade
of a nearby tree
with her buddy
photos of them as
they relaxed and
May 12 - Thursday - TWO Private events:
OSCEOLA NURSING HOME - OCILLA, GA - 10AM - Noon
.........................Back by popular demand! We are honored!
Early County Elementary - Blakely, GA
.........................Pre K Parent/Student LEAP Meeting Show starts at 5:30PM
May 14 - Echols County Carrot Festival - Statenville, GA
Sponsors of the Poultry Palace Shows are:
Price Right Farm Supply (229)249-9676 <> 835 S Saint Augustine Rd, Valdosta, GA 31601
NAPA Auto Parts (229)333-1900 <> 406 E Hill Ave, Valdosta, GA 31601
The weather was hot, but not intolerable. A lot of people
stood in the sun to watch the show. The most common
comment was "I've learned more about chickens in the last
fifteen minutes than I learned my entire life." And they had
fun at the same time!
Special thanks to our sponsors and the generous donation from Tractor Supply
Company of Thomasville.
May 3 - SURPRISE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARLEE!
We heard that Marlee of Albany was
a really big fan of the our website so
she got a surprise visit from a few of
the chickens for her birthday!
Hollywood, Little Red, Goldylocks,
and Greenback Dollar all dropped
by for a spell to wish Marlee a
We still aren't
sure who enjoyed
the visit the most.
Marlee, her dad,
or Holllywood. (He
really liked the dog
These two events show off the versatility of the Poultry
Palace, especially since they were both on the same day.
Each event was only an hour away from home; but they
were in opposite directions. They were both repeat
performances; but opposite demographics. We brought
smiles across Georgia from age 3 to 93 today; and had a
great time doing it!
Mere words cannot describe our experience at this event. We have
always bragged on our integrity and kept the show going through all
sorts of weather. This time it was a bit too much.
Everything was going fine until shortly
after 11:00, then... The Wind and The
Rain! Everyone suffered some kind of
loss. Two of my speakers fell into a
newly developed lake. As soon as
everything calmed down I reconfigured
my sound system and switched to
We are making plans to try again next year. Thanks
to those who helped us hold down our tent during
the storm and for the assistance from the festival
organizers who helped us pack up our stuff. Most
off all; thanks to all of you vendors who kept up a
good spirit and smiled while running away;)
We encouraged everyone to stay and enjoy what was left. Many vendors were
picking up the pieces and settling back in when a weather report of 60mph gusts
and HAIL were on the way. That concluded the Carrot Festival.
Here is a brief description of our events of 2011 with lots of pictures!
Chicken Eggzibit and
September 17 - Surprise visit to the Sumner Egg Festival - Sumner, GA
I got the day off work so we decided to take Hollywood to a festival where we were patrons only.
The Sumner Egg festvial is making great strides to become the best festival in Worth county. The
staff is friendly and the entertainment is 100% Family orientated. The Festival starts Friday night
with a family friendly street dance. Saturday was packed full of things to see and do. There were
lots of great singers, authentic western gun fighters and Chickenman Joe, Abby, and Hollywood
even made a brief impromptu appearance on the stage.
Thanks to our Sponsors:
Pizza Inn of Vidalia
1801 E 1st Street, Vidalia, GA
Big Ma's Restaurant
Open 5AM - 9PM * 7 Days a week
4213 Hwy 56W, Uvalda, GA
90 E. Jarman St. Hazlehurst, GA
Littlefoot talks 'chicken' with the fans.
After months of practice,
Fruitpunch "personed out"
when it came time to play;
but Orville was willing to try.
Abby loves anything that has to do with playing.
This is her favorite part of Uvalda.
My favorite part of Uvalda is the Time & Temperature.
Everyone knows how long 'till the next show!
showing off our
A extra special THANKS to the Festival Organizers for bringing us back this year.
October 22 - Milan Harvest Festvial - Milan, GA
Thanks MILAN STATE BANK <>1825 W Hwy 280, Milan, GA <> (229) 362-4545
The Milan Harvest Festival is well on its
way to becoming a great event to go to
as a vendor and a customer. The
organizers worked diligently to provide
the best experience for everyone. There
was an abundant amount of things to
see, do, and participate in from 9AM 'till
Midnight. We are looking forward to next
year! Don't forget to stop by Milan State
Bank and tell them you enjoyed the
Thanks Milan Volunteer Fire Fighters for
letting us stay on your front porch! We
also enjoyed the Speed Dress
the serious and the silly!
click on the picture for printable size!
The day started out with our first parade! The sky was wintery and
the wind was cold; but Tut, Hollywood, and Butterball brought
warming excitement to the parade viewers and participants!
It was a good day to be indoors, and a lot of people agreed. They flocked from
the festival downtown to Big Andy's Market to enjoy the venders, the carnival,
petting zoo, various foods, and of course, take in a Chicken Show!
Abby was thrilled about
the abundant number of
rides at the carnival!
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!
Calvary Lions Club <> Calvary, GA
Auto Supply of Havana 8658 Havana Hwy Havana,FL
(850) 539 - 6700
The Feed Store 10206 FL GA Hwy Havana, FL
(850) 539-3337 SECOND YEAR!
We had the sun at our back
during the morning shows. The
crowd was pleasantly surprised
when I had them turn around and
I finished the shows at the back of
the seating area.
The audiences were huge and they eagerly interacted and
participated during all our shows! See, they all got their
We were thrilled to be
invited for our third year
at the Calvary Mule Day.
This was our first time on
the West side of the pond
and we were surprised at
how busy it was! Thanks
to all that came by, and to
the Lions Club for inviting
The Poultry Palace is brought to you by:
Climax Community Club
Thank you for letting us be a part of your
event again this year!
Our audiences were so large this
year, we had no time to take any
pictures until the last show at 4:00.
The last show was mostly children,
so I kept the facts to a minimum
and emphasized friendliness of
chickens and close encounters.
December 9th - Echols County Christmas Parade of Lights - Statenville, GA
Thank you Kim Vann an Independent Consultant for Scentsy wickless candles
for providing the truck to pull our coop in the parade.
Thank you 'Frog' for the smooth ride.