Exotic bird fair to flock to Aiken

  • Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 12:09 a.m.
    UPDATED: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 7:47 a.m.
Staff Photo by Haley Hughes
A blue and gold macaw prepares for flight as Chrisine Asbriggs holds him up to show a customer.
Staff Photo by Haley Hughes A blue and gold macaw prepares for flight as Chrisine Asbriggs holds him up to show a customer.

 
 
Birds of a feather will flock together this weekend in Aiken.

The Birds & More Exotic Bird Fair will be at the Western Carolina State Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday where local bird fanciers and those interested in owning birds are welcome to spread their wings.

Dozens of vendors from across the Southeast will be on hand with various breeds of birds, cages, feed, toys and more.

Hundreds of birds will be at the show, everything from African greys, parakeets, macaws and finches to cockatiels and more.

“It’ll be like a flea market full of vendors,” said organizer Don Price. “Some vendors will drive 500 to 600 miles to get to the show.”

Organizers expect the crowd of about 1,500 to be a mix of curious spectators and those who want to take home a bird or two.

“The Aiken show is probably the third best show I’ve put on,” Price said.

The show’s Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. The fairgrounds are located at 1566 Columbia Hwy. N.

For more information, call (423) 240-8423.

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