The 60th Annual Delmarva Chicken Festival held in Centreville, Md., over the past weekend was deemed a success, according to the Delmarva Poultry Industry.

The two-day festival attracted a record number of Friday visitors and, despite thunderstorms on Saturday, festival organizers estimated that 25,000 persons attended the event overall.

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Visitors learned about Delmarva’s chicken industry, which produces about 6% of America's broiler chickens, and literally ate several tons of chicken prepared in a variety of ways.

The 61st Delmarva Chicken Festival is slated for June 2010 at Delaware State University in Dover, Del.