Don’t lose your head, the Mike the Headless Chicken Festival is far from dead
The festival returns to Fruita this June
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Headless local icon Mike the Headless Chicken will be celebrated in Fruita, Colorado on June 3 through June 4. Entrance to the festival is free, and will include live music. Activities include a 5k race, car show, disc golf tournament, food and merchandise vendors, family games, and the Peep and Wing eating contest.
Originally beheaded in 1945, Mike continued to live without a head for a full 18 months and became somewhat of a local celebrity. The festival was established in 1999, and around 18,000 people attend each year.
More information on the festival can be found here.
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