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Music on Top of the World

It’s Chickenstock weekend!

Chickenstock, the uniquely Alaskan music festival, is being held this weekend in Chicken, Alaska.

Chicken, which is just a leisurely drive up the Taylor Highway, was founded in 1902 by a group of miners. Legend has it that the miners wanted to call the new community Ptarmigan, after the local bird population, but couldn’t agree on a spelling, so they settled on Chicken.

As of 2020, the population of Chicken was 12, which is up from the 2010 census of 7. That’s close to a 42% increase! The Forty Mile District is booming!

2022 is the 16th Chickenstock, with a break in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Get your cluck on!