Chicken, Alaska —
The small community of Chicken is preparing for its biggest event of the year. On Friday, "Chickenstock" Music Festival will kick off a weekend full of bluegrass music performances from musicians across the state. It's the sixth annual Chickenstock and organizers say each year, attendance grows, along with the number of performers.
At the Chicken Gold Camp gift shop, there are Chickenstock souvenirs for sale. The festival's creator, Josea Busby, says the music festival is "good, clean, fun," that wouldn't be complete without chicken costumes. She says it accurately represents the people of the community that is proud of its name.
"Quirky, but always looking for the fun side of things," said Busby. "Random things happen at Chickenstock, you never can tell."
The "event flock" was busy with final preparations Thursday night. A dozen different musicians and groups will perform on Friday and Saturday.