Mountaire Chicken' Pickin' Championship set Sept. 21 in Millsboro
The 10th installment of the Mountaire Chickin’ Pickin’ Championship is slated for Saturday, Sept. 21. From 3 to 5 p.m. the first Millsboro Country Festival will be held at the Millsboro Little League Field.
This family-friendly pickin' event will feature 20 local competitors competing to determine who can pick and shred the most meat from oven roasted chickens in a timed, ultra competitive format. The winner will receive $500 in prize money.
E.J. Fox, Delmarva DJ, will again join the Mountaire staff to emcee the action. To enter the contest email email@example.com or show up early Sept. 21 and be enthusiastic enough to become one of the 10 lucky participants selected from the crowd. Contestants must be 18 years of age to participate.
Once the field is locked, contestants will face off in four preliminary heats of five competitors each, with the winner advancing to the finals! The four person finale is five minutes of pure meat picking pandemonium, where one person will be crowned champion!
As a preliminary to the event, Mountaire Farms and Fox will offer a number of gaming contests in a give-away of Pickin’ shirts.
What is Chickin’ Pickin’?
In the simplest terms, winners are determined by who can pick and shred the most meat from oven roasted chickens in a five minute timeframe. Contestants will have access to an unlimited amount of cooked birds, However, they must pick and shred all the meat and skin from a single bird before moving on to a new one. That includes meat from the breast, thighs, legs, wings and back. The picked meat is thrown into a collection tray, which gets weighed at competitions end to determine the winner.
Contest judges are on hand to specify when a contestant's bird is deemed fully picked, thus allowing them to start a new one. This process will go on for the entire five minutes. There can be zero bones or large chunks of meat in the collection tray. Such items will be removed before being weighed.