Indulge your Southern taste buds in a day devoted entirely to fried chicken. The Fried Chicken Festival takes place in Woldenberg Park. Partake in a fried chicken tender-eating contest, enter your secret recipe in the fried chicken contest, sample foods from more than 20 restaurants, mingle with food writers, critics and bloggers from across the nation and more. Attending the festival is free, but there are also options to upgrade to a VIP experience. To learn more, visit friedchickenfestival.com.