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September 25, 2012

World's largest skillet open daily at WCF

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Delicious fried chicken dinners are served from the benchmark feature of the festival — The World’s Largest Stainless Steel Skillet. The skillet is operated by World Chicken Festival volunteers and has served more than 120,000 fried chicken dinners since its inauguration in 1992.

The world’s largest known frying skillet was manufactured by London Bucket Co., Inc. in September 1991, and donated to the World Chicken Festival.

 The burners and firing system were manufactured by Bakery Machinery, Inc., operated by Rockwell Industries, “Rocky.”In 1999, a new skillet was constructed, manufactured by Logan Steel and Jeff Williams Welding.

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Size — 10 feet, 6 inches in diameter; 8 inches deep; 8 foot handle; and weighs 700 pounds total.

Construction — 11 gauge, hot rolled stainless steel; divided into four cooking sections; mounted on a steel frame.

Capacity — Requires 300 gallons of cooking oil to fill. Can cook 600 quarters of chicken at one time.

Supplies — Cooking 7,000 pieces requires about 375 pounds of flour, 75 pounds of salt, 30 pounds of pepper, 30 pounds of paprika, and the World Chicken Festival’s special ingredients.


Thursday — Noon until 10 p.m.

Friday — 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Saturday — 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Sunday — Closed.

The Pavilion is located at Ninth and Main Streets. Fried chicken dinners cost $9 per dinner and include 1/4 chicken, potato salad, baked beans and a roll.

Chicken snacks are $7  and include 1/4 chicken and a roll. Desserts are provided by Hazel Patch Baptist Church.

Dinners are served by local volunteers from Hazel Patch Baptist Church as a fundraiser.  

Drinks are provided by Children’s Advocacy Center as a fundraiser.

Skillet support by North Laurel Girls Softball Team as a fundraiser.


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