Fair Oaks Chicken Festival

SaturdaY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2022

12:00PM - 6:00PM | fair oaks park

Join the Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District for the 17th Annual Fair Oaks Chicken Festival. 

Festival Festivities

  • Chicken Stock (live music)
  • Rocky’s Roost (kids' park)
  • Feed Court (food trucks) presented by SactoMoFo
  • Watering Hole (beer & wine sales) presented by Fair Oaks Rotary Foundation
  • Craft and Community Vendor Booths
  • Cornhole Tournament presented by Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce & Orangevale Cornhole CCA
  • Cluck n' Crow Contest presented by Kiwanis Club Orangevale - Fair Oaks
  • GREAT Chicken Decorating Contest
  • Community Spirit, and much more!

Please note:  No outside ice chests, coolers, outside alcoholic beverages, or weapons of any kind will be allowed inside the festival area. All people and bags will be checked upon entry.

Bringing pets/dogs is not advised due to the number of people in attendance.  If you must bring your dog they should be well mannered, leashed at all times, and pick up after them.  No dogs are allowed in the Kid's Park.

Do you require reasonable accommodations or have ADA accessibility needs?  Please email events@forpd.org no later than September 2, 2022 to request a reasonable accommodation for this event.  ADA Parking will be available first come, first served at the event.

ABout the Event

  1. History
  2. Getting to the Festival
  3. Festival Festivities
  4. Contests & cornhole tournament
  5. Head of the Flock
  6. Pop-Up Events
  7. Volunteers
  8. FAQs

The Fair Oaks Chicken Festival is a celebration of our rural history and present village atmosphere. The Village of Fair Oaks, colonized around 1895, was home to orange and citrus groves as well as olive orchards and assorted farm animals and, without a doubt, chickens were among them.

Today the Fair Oaks chickens enjoy the freedom and hospitality of the village they call home. They, along with their human counterparts, attend the Thursday night summer Concerts in the Park series and can be found crowing their appreciation for a good performance at Comedy Under the Stars. They gather in front of the local pub and other village businesses and even drop in for a bite with diners on the patio of one of Sacramento County’s better-known restaurants. They have been the subject of television and radio stories as well as local newspaper and magazine articles. In short, they are a part of our history and lore and love ‘em or curse ‘em they are a very real part of everyday life in the village they call home.

Future of the Chicken Festival

The 2022 Fair Oaks Chicken Festivals will take place in Fair Oaks Park as the Village undergoes renovations.  

Chicken Festival 2022 Map
  1. Sabrina Bernardo

    Recreation Supervisor
    Phone: 916-536-6420