The event is coordinated under the direction of 60 committee volunteers with over 500 volunteers during the festival week. The Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival reaches across social, economic and age demographics to touch volunteers from all walks of life. We pride ourselves in recognizing the talents of individuals and utilizing their transferable skills to meet the needs of our community festival while meeting the needs of the individual.
Promotion of the Poultry Industry and Agriculture
According to Alabama Department of Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan “Agriculture and agribusiness comprise Alabama’s largest industry, employing one in five workers in our state. Alabama’s poultry industry produces over one billion birds a year, ranking as the nation’s third largest. The importance of poultry and egg production to Alabama and our economy cannot be overstated.”
Contribution to Arts in Education
In conjunction with the Alabama Chicken & Egg Festival, the Lawrence County Arts Council conducts a series of in-school programs utilizing various forms of the performing arts to further the horizon of students of all ages. This program is conducted in a number of elementary and high schools throughout Lawrence County at no cost to students or educators.
The Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival in conjunction with the Lawrence County Arts Council contributes to over 10 charitable organizations including The American Cancer Society, The American Red Cross, The Lawrence County United Way, The Moulton Civitan Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Lawrence & Morgan County, The Selma Children’s Museum, The Burritt on the Mountain Museum & Park, The Lawrence County Library, & The Lawrence County Schools System.
The Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival brings visitors to local restaurants, gas stations and retail businesses, which increases sales tax revenue for Alabama, Lawrence County and the City of Moulton, and creates jobs within the hospitality industry.
Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival Mission Statement
The mission of the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival is to celebrate agriculture, tourism, the arts and community involvement.
Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival Goals
The goals of the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival remain the same as its inception:
• Attract tourists from Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee generating hotel room nights for Lawrence, Morgan, Cullman, Lauderdale and Colbert Counties & increase sales tax revenue for the counties.
• Promote the positives of visiting Lawrence County.
• Promote and educate the patrons on the economic impact and health values of poultry & eggs and the importance of agriculture to Alabama.
• Provide a long-term revenue-producing event dedicated to encouraging a vital, creative community by providing everyone with exposure to, education in and enjoyment of a wide variety of art.
2013 FESTIVAL AND LITTLE CHICK DATES ANNOUNCED
The Alabama Chicken & Egg Festival will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 12-14, 2013. The Little Chick Pageant will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013.