Harbor’s famous chicken dances with the crowds at the Oak Harbor Music Festival Saturday. Ever the trendsetter, it appears a flock of fans have copied his signature pose while he struts about the town during the multi-day music festival. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Harbor’s famous chicken dances with the crowds at the Oak Harbor Music Festival Saturday. Ever the trendsetter, it appears a flock of fans have copied his signature pose while he struts about the town during the multi-day music festival. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

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Oak Harbor’s famous Chucky Chicken danced with the crowds at the Oak Harbor Music Festival Saturday.

Ever the trendsetter, it appears a flock of fans copied his signature pose while he strutted about the town during the multi-day music festival.

The Oak Harbor Music Festival drew crowds this weekend as it made its return after a 2020 cancellation. This year marked the city’s ninth music festival. The festival featured 30 bands, 25 arts vendors and 10 food vendors. The Island County pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic also set up shop on the festival premises.

Nathaniel Talbot plays at the Oak Harbor Music Festival on Saturday on the west stage. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Nathaniel Talbot plays at the Oak Harbor Music Festival on Saturday on the west stage. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Festival-goers listen to performances by local musicians at the Oak Harbor Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 4. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Festival-goers listen to performances by local musicians at the Oak Harbor Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 4. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

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