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Mike the Headless Chicken Days in FRUITA, CO

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Date 06/02/2023 to 06/03/2023
City/State FRUITA, CO
Promoter City of Fruita
Event Name Mike the Headless Chicken Days
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Event Location Downtown
Craftmaster Codes $85;F $150,12X12,ACO,FAO,F,JY
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Additional Info On Sept. 10, 1945, Lloyd Olsen of Fruita, Colorado, chopped off a rooster’s head. That rooster, later dubbed “Mike the Headless Chicken” lived for another 18 months after that fateful day.

The first “Mike” festival was held in May, 1999, as part of Colorado History Month. A couple hundred community folks attended the first event to play games, eat and enjoy local talent. Sixty years after Mike lost his head, the City of Fruita celebrates Mike’s will to live with the annual Mike the
Headless Chicken Festival.

The Mike the Headless Chicken Festival now attracts thousands to experience the chicken games, 5K run,
historic tours, great music, and a fantastic car show as well as to buy and enjoy food, arts, and crafts offered by first class Vendors.
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