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Butner Chicken Pickin' set for June 1; Vendors still sought

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BUTNER — The Butner Community Association is making final plans for the 25th annual Butner Chicken Pickin'.

The Butner Street Dance will be held Friday, May 31 from 7-10 p.m. at the Lifestyle Fitness parking lot on the corner of 16th & C streets in Butner, weather permitting. The Castaways Band will perform.

The Butner Chicken Pickin' will be held Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy day-long live entertainment on two stages, a barbecue chicken cook-off contest, food and craft vendors, kiddie activities and rides, a tractor show, and a car show. The featured band this year is Soul Psychedelique Orchestra.

The event will be held rain or shine at Gazebo Park on Central Avenue in Butner. Pets, skateboards and bicycles are not allowed at the event.

For more information, go to or visit the Facebook page to receive updates as they are posted.

There are still some vendor spaces available. Spaces for craft, merchandise, services and food providers, including anyone who would like to participate in the barbecue chicken cook-off contest, are open. Forms can be found online at or contact Judy Cheek for more information at 919-906-7025.