DEADLINE TO ENTER IS MONDAY, APRIL 1st, 2013 - 5:00 P.M.
Entry fee is $3.00 per coop per show. Sorry, we will not be accepting entries by phone or e-mail. Please mail your entry form with your entry fee. However, if you pay for Friday and Saturday, your Sunday show entry fee is FREE!
For Information contact:
Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival Show Secretary
P.O. Box 66, Moulton, AL 35650
cell: 813-967-5351 • Office: 256-905-0700
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The 9th Annual Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival is a weekend event with food vendors, live entertainment on three stages, educational exhibits, children’s activities, arts and crafts fair, Southern Folklife Exhibits and Gentlemen Farmer Displays and much more. In previous years officials recorded more than 15,000 people in attendance. The event is organized by the Lawrence County Arts Council and made possible through the effort of more than 500 volunteers.
Some other activities scheduled for the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival include:
• WDRM’s Chicken Clucking Contest
• Little Chick pageant
• Chicken-wing eating contest
• Hard boiled egg eating contest
• Alabama Farmers Cooperative Agriculture Photography Contest
• Antique Tractor Display
• Appearances by “Nugget & Scramble,” the ACEF official mascots
Entertainment is presented on three stages including the Wal-Mart Bluegrass Stage, Children’s Stage and the Logan Pharmacy Stage. This year’s featured groups are Shenandoah and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit!
Admission to the festival is only $5 per person and free for those less than 5 years old. Admission to the Poultry Show is included with the price of admission to the festival. Each exhibitor will receive 2 weekend passes (wristbands) to the festival good for all three days of the event.
Why a Poultry SHOW in conjunction with the festival?
Each year we hear more and more of our patron’s request to see and learn more about chickens. Chickens may look like ordinary barnyard birds to some folks, but to our patrons, they are runway beauties waiting for their chance to strut their stuff.
The Festival hours will be longer than the Poultry show hours.
April 12 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Coop in begins at noon on Thursday, April 11, and ends at noon on Friday, April 12. Coop out is at 8:00 p.m.
April 13 - 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Coop in begins at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 8:45 a.m. Coop out is at 8:00 p.m.
April 14 - 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Coop in begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 9:45 a.m. Coop out is at 5:00 p.m.
Entry fee is $3.00 per coop per show.
However, if you pay for Friday and Saturday, your Sunday show entry fee is FREE!
Deadline to enter is Monday, April 1st, 2013 - 5:00 p.m.
Sorry, but we will not be accepting entries by phone, only by mail.
Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival
A.W. Todd Coliseum
143 College Street
GPS Location: 34.476372 -87.297814
POULTRY SHOW JUDGES
STEVE JONES - of Dallas, TX
Hailing from Dallas, Steve Jones’ love for chickens began with large Light Brahmas and Gray Calls, but soon expanded after he discovered the many different breeds available. Today he raises Buff and White Orpingtons, White and Light Brown Leghorns, Blue Andalusians, Polish, Sumatras, Araucanas and oriental breeds such as Aseels and Maylays, along with large Light Brahmas and Gray Calls. Over the years, he has also raised many breeds of domestic waterfowl, but currently focuses on Calls, Indies, White Runners, Cayugas, Pekins and Rouens; and for fun, he has also raised Bronze and Narrangansett turkeys plus ornamental pheasants. He is an APA and ABA General Licensed judge.
TOMMY LEE - of Cumming, GA
Tommy Lee of Cumming Georgia, is a lifelong poultry person. He joined the ABA in 1973 and has bred and exhibited many breeds of bantam chickens while enjoying a love affair with Old English Game bantams. He is a licensed judge of bantam chickens and bantam ducks and is a District Director of the American Bantam Association and an advisor to the National Youth Poultry club, representing the ABA.
TROY LAROCHE - of Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
Troy Laroche of Georgetown, Ontario, Canada, has been actively involved with poultry since the age of seven. He currently breeds, raises and shows Modern Game bantams in several varieties, as well as Dark Cornish bantams and some waterfowl. He is an APA and ABA General Licensed judge and has served the APA as vice president and district director, and is currently serving as district director for the American Bantam Associate of Canada.
For more than 40 years, Danny Padgett has raised every standard breed of poultry and waterfowl and has experience in showing and judging all breeds. Having been a licensed judge by the APA and ABA for more than 35 years, he has judged shows all across the United States, Canada, and Australia. For the past 20 years, he has been actively involved in the organization of the largest show in the Southeast and one of the largest in the United States in Lake City, Florida; and from August 2008 to May 2010, he served as Poultry Manager at Superior Farms in Oklahoma, which included oversight of all breeding of poultry and waterfowl and shipping of all chicks and eggs.
ANTHONY ASHLEY - of Honea Path, SC
Anthony Ashley of Honea Path, South Carolina, is the current director for District #7 for the American Bantam Association, and holds a general license with the American Bantam Association and American Poultry Association. He is also an APA Grand Master Exhibitor of Dark Cornish bantams and an ABA Master Exhibitor. He has raised several breeds and varieties of both Large Fowl and Bantam chickens, and is currently a breeder and exhibitor of Cornish bantams.
PAT MALONE - of Arlington, TX
Pat Malone of Arlington, Texas has been a breeder and exhibitor of standard bred exhibition poultry for 40 years and in 1990 was elected and inducted into the Texas Poultry Hall of Fame. He has been a General Licensed poultry judge for nearly three decades and judges fifteen to twenty poultry shows each year from coast to coast. Pat has judged in 37 states, including Alaska, in three Canadian provinces, and in 2003 was summoned by the Queen to judge for her subjects on the island of Bermuda. He has judged at the APA National Show on four different occasions
(2003 in California, 2009 in Illinois, 2010 in Oklahoma, and 2011 in Indiana) and was elected to two terms as the 4th president of the American Poultry Association from 1998 to 2002.
MEET OUR CONSULTANTS
Doug Akers of Purdue University and Doris Robinson, National Director of the APA-ABA Youth Poultry Club, will be joining us again for 2013. We greatly appreciate their continued guidance and support as we continue to learn and grow our Poultry Show.
Purdue Extension Educator, CED
Agriculture & Natural Resources
National Director of the APA-ABA
Youth Poultry Club
SANCTIONED SHOW MEETS
|Name of Club||Type of Meet|
|Old English Game Bantam Club of American||Special|
|Plymouth Rock Fancier’s Club||Special|
|Rhode Island Club of America||Special|
|American Bantam Association||State Meet – Saturday|
|American Bantam Association||Special Meet – Friday and Sunday|
|American Poultry Association||State Meet – Saturday|
|American Poultry Association||Special Meet – Friday and Sunday|
|Modern Game Bantam Club of America Special Meet||Special Meet|
|American Sumatra Association, State Meet||Special Meet|
|United Orpington club Special Meet||Special Meet|
|Ameraucana Breeders Club||Special|
|American Silkie Bantam Club||Special|
American Bantam Association Classes
2) Modern Game
3) Single Comb Clean Leg (S.C.C.L)
4) Rose Comb Clean Leg (R.C.C.L)
5) All other Comb Clean Leg (A.O.C.C.L.)
6) Feather Leg
7) Bantam Duck
American Poultry Association Classes
1) American Class
2) Asiatic Class
3) English Class
4) Mediterranean Class
5) Continental Class
6) All Other Standard Breed Class
Awards to be presented for each Day!
$75 Champion, $25 Reserve Champion per Class, plus show ribbons in some breeds!
Show Rosettes will be awarded in the Junior Show Champion and Junior Reserve Show Champion
• A minimum of 25 birds per class for payout in Bantam class.
• A minimum of 15 birds per class for payout in Large Fowl Class.
$200 Grand Champion per Day!
1) Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival Poultry Show reserves the right to substitute and/or add judges if necessary. All judges’ decisions are final.
2) Competition is open to all Bantam and Large Fowl. Chicken and bantam ducks only. No LF waterfowl, turkeys or guineas.
3) Due to show setup timelines, all entry deadlines listed in this catalog will be strictly enforced.
4) Entry fee is $3.00 per bird. Make checks payable to: ACEFPS (Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival Poultry Show) Double coop is $3.00 per bird.
5) All birds must be pullorum tested with proof of test papers at check in. Sick birds will be barred from the showroom. All birds shown are subject to testing by representatives of the Alabama Department of Agriculture.
6) BIRDS WILL NOT BE REMOVED FROM THE COOP UNTIL COOP OUT TIME. All birds must be cooped in by:
Noon on Friday for the Friday meet. (Judging begins at 2:00 p.m. Coop out at 8:00 p.m.)
8:45 a.m. on Saturday for the Saturday meet. (Judging begins at 9:00 a.m. Coop out at 9:00 p.m.)
9:45 a.m. on Sunday for the Sunday meet. (Judging begins at 10:00 a.m. Coop out at 5:00 p.m.)
Exhibitors will be allowed to coop in on Thursday between 12:00 noon and 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.
7) No alcoholic beverages are allowed on show grounds. No smoking is allowed inside the building.
8) The Terms COCK, HEN, COCKEREL and PULLET are defined as in the APA and ABA.
9) No one will be allowed in the aisles during the judging except the show clerks. Please do not talk to the judges during judging, including Champion Row.
10) Do not feed or distract birds while the judge is in that aisle.
11) Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival Poultry Show will not be responsible for loss or accident to persons or their birds. However, ACEFPS will put forth every effort to secure property and birds. Security volunteers will be on duty during the hours of the show and at night when the show is closed.
12) Entry fees paid on birds not competing will be forfeited. No refunds.
13) Handle only your own birds unless permission of the owner is given.
14) No birds will be released until the coop out times. BIRDS WILL NOT BE REMOVED FROM THE COOP UNTIL COOP OUT TIME.
15) Please see show secretary, Linda Stone for awards.
16) By submitting an entry fee for any show, you are granting permission for the ACEFPS to use photos of you and/or your bird for publicity purpose.
JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP PROGRAM
National Director of the APA-ABA
Youth Poultry Club
There will be a Junior Showmanship Program for ages 5 to 18 years old hosted Doris Robinson, the National Director of the APA-ABA Youth Poultry Club. This competition will test the youth’s knowledge of their chickens (raising, housing, health issues), their knowledge of the written standards, and their abilities to correctly handle the chickens. Junior showmanship awards to be presented include the Nugget Champion Award and Scramble Reserve Champion Award by the ACEF and awards are pending for each age group by the APA-ABA Youth Poultry Club. The national youth group, APA-ABA Youth Poultry Club will be represented throughout the three-day event. For more information about this contest please look under the contest category on our home page.
Nugget Champion Award
Scramble Reserve Champion Award
We are proud to offer the following to our exhibitors:
1) The first exhibitor in each class to register (by mail) with a minimum of 12 birds will be given 1 free hotel room night. Those receiving complimentary rooms must be entered into all 3 days show. The show Secretary will make the determination as to who will receive the free hotel room.
2) Each exhibitor will be given an official show t-shirt.
3) The show will have an exhibitor show lounge, complete with Pepsi products, and homemade goodies from our local volunteers and a place to relax.
4) Complimentary assistance with coop in and coop out. (We have the strong men to help make your load in more enjoyable!)
5) Limited number of sale coops available on a first come, first serve reserved basis at $3.00 per coop.
6) Each exhibitor will be given 1 professional photograph of the Chicken of his or her choice.
7) Press release may be distributed with photos of winners in each class.
8) Exhibitors may be given the opportunity to be interviewed on local ABC affiliate.
9) Exhibitors may be given the opportunity to be interviewed on the Chicken Whisperer National Radio show.
10) Exhibitors will be given 2 wristbands to weekend admission to the festival.
Email John Graham for photo requests.
OUR SHOW HOST HOTELS
Please mention the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival Poultry Show to qualify for the discounted rates.
Hampton Inn – Cullman
6100 Alabama Hwy 157
$88 plus tax per room
Microtel Inn and Suites
1852 Highway 72 East
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Singles: $59 plus tax
Doubles: $69 plus tax
Express Inn – Hartselle
1601 Highway 31 S
Hartselle, AL 35640
$59 per room plus tax