Chicken and Bread Days heralds the start of fall

Bowie celebrates its unique western heritage with the 23rd annual Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival on Oct. 6 across downtown Bowie.
Chicken and Bread has become one of the community’s most popular festivals due to its assortment of family activities and it heralds the start of autumn.
The heritage of the “Chicken and Bread Boys” goes back to the late 1890s as Bowie thrived after rising as a railroad tent city. Enterprising young men sold chicken and bread at the train station. See related story on page 2A.
The festival is presented by Bowie Community Development with primary festival activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Pre-festival entertainment begins the evening of Oct. 5 with a Sip and Stroll event downtown from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Everyone is invited to shop and see what local merchants have to offer while enjoying an assortment of wines and snacks.

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