The festival dates back to 1948 and alternates between Maryland and Delaware.
"It was a difficult decision, a time-consuming decision, but we are refocusing our mission, and feel that in today's world there may be more effective ways to promote the chicken industry and educate the public about this huge agricultural enterprise," said Bill Satterfield with the Delmarva Poultry Industry.
Satterfield says the decision comes with a refocusing on what's important.
"We have a lot of challenges every year on environmental issues, regulatory issues, and legislative issues, and those are the ones that really will challenge us more than promoting the industry at a two-day weekend festival."
The 65th and final Delmarva Chicken Festival will be held June 20th and June 21st in Centreville, Maryland. It features the world's largest frying pan. Noo word on what will happen to the frying pan.
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