Annual Fair Oaks Chicken Festival - Today!

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

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!



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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Now that's a cool local event.  A Chicken Festival.  I would have to stop by that area if I ever make it out your way.

Sep 16, 2017 11:24 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like a lot of fun going on in Fair Oaks, an event that I would surely enjoy attending if I were there!

Sep 16, 2017 12:28 PM #9
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl now that is a different kind of Fair.  The Fairs are starting to heat up around here so I will be posting blogs about some of them.

Sep 16, 2017 12:41 PM #10
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Myrl Jeffcoat  gee I thought you were cooking chicken dinners

Sep 16, 2017 12:58 PM #11
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Seems like a cheep way to have fun and I am sure the festival will not lay an egg. Or maybe it will.

Sep 16, 2017 03:14 PM #12
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I thought that Petaluma was the chicken capital of California. Always learning something new

Sep 16, 2017 04:14 PM #13
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

That's different! The closest thing I've noticed in our area has been wild turkey crossing a dirt road!

Sep 16, 2017 06:26 PM #14
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I have never heard of this event how interesting... don't tell Diane or this would come off our dinner table too, Endre

Sep 16, 2017 09:18 PM #15
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

That would be fun to see, Myrl. I remember all the chickens wandering around in the Grand Caymans and how the locals totally ignored them.

Sep 16, 2017 09:20 PM #16
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I hope that was a fun event Myrl Jeffcoat (all I can think of is pot pie right now)

Sep 17, 2017 04:40 AM #17
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I would love to know the story behind the chickens.  Why are they there?  I would love to attend this event.  I've recently grown rather fond of chickens. I know a rooster that would love to attend with me.

Sep 17, 2017 08:06 AM #18
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Myrl,

I bet this was a fun event and you sure get around!

Sep 17, 2017 01:08 PM #19
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

I hope your weekend was outstanding.

Have a most productive week.

Sep 18, 2017 04:51 AM #20
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Myrl, does this herd of feathered citizens belong to anyone? or I'm guessing they are like wild birds?  The Chicken Festival in Fair Oaks sounds interesting and like a lot of fun!

Sep 18, 2017 06:59 AM #21
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi, Myrl -- what a fun post -- who knew that September 16 was not only Mexican Independence Day but also the annual Fair Oaks Chicken Festival?   

Sep 18, 2017 07:45 AM #22
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hey Myrl: I had a listing off of Fair Oaks about 6 blocks down the road. An impressive newer home of more than 5,000 square feet, all set to go on market mid-September. Just waiting for photos. Figured it could coincide with the Chicken Festival. What luck!! Then, at the last minute, the seller said she simply could not bear to sell now and asked would I cancel the listing, which I always do if the client wants. In fact, I managed to find a way to make it vanish from MLS as though it never existed in the first place, LOL.

Sep 18, 2017 09:01 AM #23
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat 

I never heard of an annual chicken fest but doesn't it sound like fun! I can only imagine how it sounds when the chickens start clucking and spreading their wings! It's wonderful to have fun and this event surely will be one to remember! I once read that chickens are very intelligent too!

Sep 18, 2017 04:02 PM #24
Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate
Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming - Laramie, WY
Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming

A chicken festival.... what an intersesting even, indeed!

Oct 16, 2017 09:09 PM #26
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 This sounds delightful! Your area has so many wonderful things! I hope you have a great day!

Oct 17, 2017 12:00 PM #27
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

It is about time chickens get a festival of their own Myrl Jeffcoat 

Oct 23, 2017 07:44 PM #28
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