Chicken Festival Returns to Fair Oaks

FAIR OAKS, CA (MPG)  |  By Mary Cattolica, FORPD
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The 13th Annual Fair Oaks Chicken Festival is fun for the whole family. In the heart of Fair Oaks, the festivities take place on Saturday, September 15 from 10AM to 6PM.

FAIR OAKS, CA (MPG) - The time has come for the 13th Annual Fair Oaks Chicken Festival on September 15 from 10AM-6PM.  In the heart of the Fair Oaks Village, you’ll find the community coming together for a day FULL of live music, food, festivities, and fun.  With free general admission and parking, you won’t want to miss it.  The streets are lined with craft vendors, community groups, food trucks, and much more.  Throughout the festival, you’ll hear live music at the Chicken Stock main stage from bands Keep on Truckin’, FBI, and Take the Money and Run.  The headlining band, Take the Money and Run, features a rockin’ tribute to the Steve Miller Band.

The Chicken Festival is a great event for the whole family to enjoy.  We start out with a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Fair Oaks and Orangevale Grange #354 from 8AM-10:30AM.  The festivities kick-off at 10AM, including our Rocky’s Roost Kid’s Park.  For just $5, your kids can have access to unlimited carnival games and inflatables.  It also features kid-friendly entertainment, euro-bungee, face-painting, air brush tattoos and much more.  Looking to shop?  We have dozens of craft and company vendors lining the streets with all sorts of things to buy for someone else or for yourself.

Do you enjoy a nice cold brew?  The Rotary Club of Fair Oaks’ Craft Brew tasting begins at 11:30AM and serves until 5:30pm.  Only $3 per taste.  Feeling hungry?  The SactoMoFo Feed Court will be stocked with tons of delicious eats and treats, and each vendor will have their own special menu item for the day.

If you’re in the moo d for a good laugh, head to the main stage at 12PM for the 5th Annual Cluck ‘n Crow contest.  Community members are welcome to try their luck and cluck away for a cash prize of $100.  The Chicken Stock Plaza Park area is also home to the Great Chicken Contest, featuring the creative chicken creations of people in your community.

The Fair Oaks Chicken Festival is presented by the Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District and is sponsored by SMUD, Scooter’s Coffee, Oak Leaf Dental, K-Love Radio, SactoMoFo, Raley’s, Imagine Real Estate, and Central Valley Community Bank.  For more information, visit