|Prepping the birds for the grill.|
Now we didn't stay for the dinner, but we did see them making the chicken and it was pretty impressive.
|We wondered how the show chickens enjoyed the smell.|
The birds are strapped in these grill cages (I swear there was a carnival ride much like that at the fair) and they are grilled over huge charcoal pits by the hundreds. They make about 1200 chickens per day for the dinners.
During the grilling, they are sprayed with a mixture of butter, vinegar, salt and water--for flavor, moisture, and a crispy skin. Quite an undertaking--especially on hot day.
Did you go to the Grange Fair's chicken dinner? Let me know how it was!