The Wayne Chicken Show is a fun event that provides a relaxed atmosphere and friendly environment for the whole family. It is held annually on the second Saturday in July.
The Show hatched in 1981, when the Wayne Regional Arts Council cooked up ideas for an arts show. The theme of chickens was chosen for three main reasons. First, nearly everyone has knowledge and familiarity with chickens. Chickens can also be considered with humor, and the potential for art materials related to the theme is promising. Activities start Friday night before the Chicken Show with Henoween (all Hen's Eve), a festival that was added in 1991.
Participants may participate in many events including an "egg"-normous parade, hilarious chicken-related contests, games, dancing, and entertainment.