There is a fun activity available today in the Greater Sacramento Community of Fair Oaks. The Annual Chicken Festival will occur in Old Fair Oaks Village, from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Family and kid friendly, this event is always a hoot, or at least a cluck.
The Village is the unique older historic section of the greater Fair Oaks community, located on the bluffs along the beautiful American River. It is one of my favorite places to visit when I have extra minutes and need to decompress from life’s outrageous busyness. In its relaxed and casual environment a considerable population of Chickens, rule the roost, and nearly outnumber the human residents.
It is not unusual to wander through the little park in the village center, and immediately be encircled with a "herd" of the feathered citizens expecting food gifts to enhance their day. I always feel guilty if I arrive empty handed.
The Old Fair Oaks Bridge near the Village center has been closed to automobile traffic for generations; but restored for the use of bikes and foot travel. From the bridge, the views of the American River are stunning as light transitions with the day traveling across the water.
The history of Fair Oaks began with a Spanish Land Grant in the mid 1800s. The Village Park hosts a variety of events during the year, including The Annual Chicken Festival, and Theatre Festival at the Amphitheater.
Do you want to get away from it all without leaving the city? Then linger awhile in Fair Oaks Village. It promises to delight!