Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, is one of the most highly recognized figures in the world. Laurel County, Kentucky, located in the heart of the beautiful Daniel Boone National Forest, is proud to be the home of the Colonel's first and original restaurant established in the 1940's. Lee Cummings, co-founder of Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken, also began his career in 1952 with his uncle, Colonel Sanders, in Laurel County. The Sixteenth Annual World Chicken Festival is a tribute to this heritage. We invite you to the 2005 international celebration set September 22-25 in beautiful downtown London. Filled with "egg-citement", more than 250,000 people attend the four-day event each year.