Location: Tennessee, USA. Length: 14 min
Egg Fight is a short documentary that explores a centuries-old Southern Appalachian tradition. In a family feud older than the Hatfields and the McCoys, two Appalachian families keep alive their fighting tradition: egg fighting, that is. The annual Peters Hollow Easter Egg Fight in Stoney Creek, Tennessee, was a way to settle a dispute over which family's chickens laid harder eggs. Today, their descendants use a variety of methods and strategies in attempts to win bragging rights and to incite battle among a new generation of fighters.
Produced in 2009 by Stony Creek Productions
Copyright 2009 by Stony Creek Productions
Egg Fight: A Tennessee Easter Tradition for Nearly 200 Years (The Oregonian)
History of Tennessee (Wikipedia)