72nd Mt Nebo Chicken Fry


“Chicken, Pickin and Politickin”. Celebrating the Poultry Industry in the Arkansas River Valley, Mt Nebo State Park has played host to the Mt Nebo Chicken Fry since 1948. Tyson’s award-winning cooks and Chamber volunteers prepare chicken strips, smoked chicken, and all the fixins. Folks are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and spend the day.
The Chicken Fry in its day was THE political event of the year. Politicians from all over the state came to enjoy the view, the chicken and win over the voters of Yell County.
After being moved to Veterans Riverfront Park for a number of years, in 2017 the Community proved that the Mt Nebo Chicken Fry belongs back atop Mt Nebo. With Over 2700 attending and 908 Chicken dinners served the Fry was a great success.

This year’s events include…
Chicken Fried 10k Run Up The Mountain
Log Sawing
Wood Splitting
Horseshoe Pitching Contest
Little Miss Pullet Contest
Little Mr. Roster Contest
Art Show/Auction
Chicken Scramble
Motorcycle Show
Kid’s Games
Arts & Crafts Vendors

  • Person Stacey Daughtrey
  • Address 2011 State Hwy 22
    Dardanelle, AR 72834
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