Friday June 7 is the last day to enter in the chicken wing competition to be held in downtown Harrisburg on Saturday June 15.
In January, at the Saline County Chamber of Commerce, Lori Cox, Angela Rowe and Scott Stout decided Harrisburg needed a new festival for the downtown square in front of the Saline County Courthouse. They came up with the Wing.A.Ma.Jig 2013. Scheduled for the weekend of June 15, the festival will pit chicken wing chef's against each other.
The winners will be decided in two categories, hot and mild. First prize will be $500, second prize $250 and third prize $100. There will be a wing-eating contest at 4 p.m. and the winners of the wing cooking competition will be announced after it. A People's Choice award will be presented at that time also.
A 5K run will start at 9 a.m.
The festival begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m.
Entertainment Chair for the festival Dale Fowler said, "The Chamber has long believed it would be good for the city if we had more festivals in the downtown area."
The area that will be set aside for the festivities is directly north of the Saline County Courthouse bordered by Locust and Vine Streets.
There will be a whole lot of cookin' goin' on. Tickets will be sold and then redeemed for wings. Commercial vendors will sell their wings as well as citizens vying for the prize money. Judges will determine the winners. Wooded Hills Bar and Grill and Ponderosa Steak House will be selling wings.
There will be children's activities. A magician is scheduled to perform and there will be several bounce houses.
Musical entertainment will be offered on a stage in front of Skaggs Electric by three local groups: Brad an Bre will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Zola Road will be onstage from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; Giovani Jones will wrap it up from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Applications for cooking contestants must be turned in to the Chamber by June 7. The Chamber can be reached at 618-252-4192.