It’s time again for the annual Fair Oaks Chicken Festival! If you have ever been to the Village area of Fair Oaks California, you have seen the feral chickens who wander the neighborhood. And as you know, chickens have the right of way in Fair Oaks – and they don’t use crosswalks, so please drive carefully.
Once a year we have a big festival in the Village to celebrate our famous chickens, who have been written up in national magazines, covered by television news teams, and loved by the residents of our town. No one knows for sure how they came to be there a very long time ago – there are always several versions circulating – but there are dozens of varieties, including some very unusual ones.
If you will be anywhere near Fair Oaks Village on Saturday, September 17, 2011, stop by the Chicken Festival and join in the fun from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. It’s a one day event with free admission and free parking, and last year there were over 15,000 celebrants attending.
A few of the activities and offerings will be craft booths, food vendors, microbrew area with beer tasting, kids park and games, bands playing some great music, dancing in the street all in the Plaza Park area and along Fair Oaks Blvd.
Also, an old fashioned country breakfast at 8:00 that morning at the Fair Oaks Community Center Clubhouse that sits between Plaza Park and Village Park, in the Village ($5 per person at the door), and plenty more things for everyone to enjoy.
You can also name the new Chicken Mascot, and if your name is chosen, you will win a prize.
The bands that will be playing (Music to Soothe the Savage Chickens) are some local favorites:
10:00-11:30 Lightning Hand Band
Noon-1:30 Hired Guns
2:00-4:00 Mumbo Gumbo
4:30-6:00 Endangered Souls
Although admission to the Festival is free, there will be kids' games, lots of inflatables and face painting in Village Park (which adjoins Plaza Park), and for just $5, a child will receive an unlimited wristband that includes it all.
Parking is easy. The best place to park is at the parking lot at the southwest corner of Sunrise Blvd and Winding Way, at the Scandinavian Designs store. From there, just walk across Sunrise to Plaza Park.
For more information, you can contact the Fair Oaks Parks and Recreation Dept. at (916) 966-1036.
I hope to see you there!
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