Fabulous Fiesta Day Returns to Fair Oaks

Fair Oaks, CA (MPG)  |  By Shelly Lembke
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Fiesta Day is geared towards visitors of all ages and provides ample opportunity for leisurely browsing booths and shops. -- Staff Photo

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Dozens of classic cars from many eras grace the streets of Fair Oaks during Fiesta Day. -- Staff Photo

Sunday, May 7, the 68th Annual Fair Oaks Fiesta kicks off in Fair Oaks Village. The event is packed with activities, races and fun for the whole community. A pancake breakfast begins the day, followed by “The Chicken Run” Sun Run, suitable for all ages.

Segments of the Sun Run include: a 5-mile run/walk; a 2-mile, non-competitive Rooster Rumble family walk; a kids’ ½-mile fun run for ages 6-9 and 10-12; a kids’ ¼-mile fun run for five-year-olds and under. Both the 5-mile run/walk and the paved-road Rooster Rumble 2.3-mile family walk start at Village Park in Old Fair Oaks.

“The 5-miler winds through the beautiful Old Fair Oaks residential neighborhood with a keyhole loop to Sailor Bar. The course is half paved roads, half dirt trail and features the infamous four hills: Grand Daddy Hill, Hernia Hill, The Beast and Last Gasp. The Rooster Rumble event stays on the paved roads through Old Fair Oaks,” according to the race website.

Next up, the Fiesta Day Classic Car Show this year will feature more than 300 vintage cars parked throughout the Village. Numerous vendors and merchants are providing music, raffles, hands-on activities, crafts, shopping and food trucks. Another highlight not to be missed is the Toilet Bowl Racer Challenge. This Fair Oaks tradition of souped-up commodes provides a promise of entertainment and ingenuity for participants and onlookers alike.

Parking is on a first-come basis. For further information (including the children’s free coloring contest), visit www.fairoakschamber.com.