Annual Poultry Show today at Fairgrounds

by Sarah Fay Campbell

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Paul Kroll closely examines a chicken with snowy white feathers as part of the judging process for last year’s CPVA show at the Coweta County fairgrounds. The 10th annual show is today from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 


It’s chicken time in Coweta.

Today is the 10th annual poultry show at the Coweta County Fairgrounds, hosted by the Chattahoochee Valley Poultry Association.

There are more than 2,000 birds entered to compete in the show, which features every kind of chicken imaginable, as well as other fowl, including ducks, geese and turkey.

There will also be birds for sale, a swap meet and concessions.

“It’s beautiful weather this year,” said Bryan Massengale, CVPA president “We’ve got a lot of vendors, and we’ve got 2,170 birds entered in the show.”

Massengale said phones have been “ringing off the hook” from people wondering if the show is still on because of this week’s ice storm. A few people may not make the trip, but “most of them will be there.”

The show draws competitors from far and wide, and it’s one of the biggest poultry shows in the South.

Entry to the show is free to the public, and Cowetans are invited to come out and experience it.

Gates will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Judging will begin at 9 a.m.

The swap meet will include a wide variety of vendors, and more vendors are invited. Out of respect for the show’s sponsors, no additional concession, new poultry supply, or animal feed vendors will be allowed. The vendor fee is $10, and no pre-registration is necessary.

For more information, visit www.cvpa-newnan.org or call show secretaries Beth and Jerry Smith at 706-973-7299 or Massengale at 770-900-1669.



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