4th Annual Fried Chicken Throwdown

October 21, 2017 12-5 PM

Resurfaced: The Liberty Build, at 319 S. Shelby Street

The Fried Chicken Throwdown is a culinary competition to benefit Slow Food Bluegrass (SFB).  The previous three years have been a great success; we have drawn HUGE crowds and garnered lots of media attention. 

A cash prize will be available to the winner in each of three categories, Best Fried Chicken ($500), Best Vegetarian Side ($250), and Best Dessert ($250).  The judging will happen by “people’s choice.”  The currency of The Bluegrass Fried Chicken Throwdown will be tickets, and $1 will equal 1 ticket.  For every ticket collected, SFB will reimburse the participating restaurant up to $.50, depending on the sourcing of the chicken ingredients.  (More information outlined below.)

Admission to the event will be free.  Tastes will be sold for $3 for chicken and $2 for dessert and sides.  There are no additional fees for vendors. Attendee voting will choose the category winners. Voting will be administered by ballot and each attendee will receive one ballot upon entry to the event.

The money raised at the Slow Food Fried Chicken Throwdown will go towards our Garden Grant Program where we donate funds to local school and community gardens that engage and educate children though hands on edible education.


The fourth annual Fried Chicken Throwdown is on Saturday, October 21st at ReSurfacedContact us if you'd like to become a 2017 event sponsor. If you're a chef or restaurant interested in participating, click here.


3rd Annual Fried Chicken Throwdown

Thank you to everyone who attended the 3rd Annual Fried Chicken Throwdown on Saturday, October 29, 2016!

The Fried Chicken Throwdown is a culinary competition benefiting the Slow Food Bluegrass School Garden Grant Program. This year we had 10 local chefs compete for the title of Best Fried Chicken, Best Vegetarian Side and Best Dessert. Congratulations to our winners:

Best Fried Chicken - Marksbury Farms

Best Vegetarian Side - Wiltshire Pantry

Best Dessert - Wiltshire Pantry

We also want to thank all of our generous sponsors for their continued support as well as all the local businesses who donated to our Silent Auction.

2016 Fried Chicken Throwdown Sponsors

Michter's Distillery

Rainbow Blossom

Reliable Contracting Group

Wiltshire Pantry

Woodland Farm Store