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Smithville hosts Chicken Pie Festival

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

SMITHVILLE, GA (WALB) – Smithville hosted one of the towns largest events on Saturday.

As many as three thousand people walked down Main Street in Smithville for their Annual Chicken Pie Festival.

Organizers say the name is perfect because years ago people use to stop in Smithville and get off the train just to eat the famous chicken pie at the old McAfee Hotel.

"At one time there were 34 trains that came through Smithville, and there's a story that sometimes the trains just happen to break down here because the men on the train wanted a chicken pie," said Bob Usry, Men's Club Member.

There was plenty of festival food for sale, but it was all about the chicken pie today which unlike it's cousin the pot-pie, traditionally has no vegetables.

This was festival's 15the year.

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