Fair Oaks Chicken Festival

SaturdaY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2021

3:00PM - 8:00PM | fair oaks park


Join the Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District for the 16th Annual "Re-Imagined" Fair Oaks Chicken Festival.

This year’s event will span over the course of the day with pop-up events in the Village of Fair Oaks & at the Fair Oaks / Orangevale Grange.  The main festival will take place at Fair Oaks Park. General admission and parking is free!


For those not quite ready to immerse themselves in a crowd, many portions of our event will be available for live streaming, offer online content for home viewing and participation, and allow for online shopping of vendor booths. Stay tuned for complete details!

Pop-Up Events in the community

  • Pancake Breakfast at the Fair Oaks / Orangevale Grange
  • New for 2021! BAWK Party

Festival Festivities

  • Chicken Stock (live music)
  • Rocky’s Roost (kids' area)
  • Feed Court & Watering Hole (food & drink) presented by SactoMoFo
  • Craft and Community Vendor Booths
  • Craft Beer Sales
  • Cluck n' Crow Contest, Community Spirit, and much more!
  • New for 2021! Corn Hole Tournament
  • New for 2021! VIP Experiences

Please note:  No outside ice chests, coolers, or outside alcoholic beverages will be allowed inside the festival area.

ABout the Event

  1. History
  2. Getting to the Festival
  3. Festival Festivities
  4. Contests
  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 2021 & 2022 Fair Oaks Chicken Festivals will be re-located to Fair Oaks Park as the Village undergoes renovations.  We'll see everyone back in the Village in 2023!

Thank you To Our Sponsors

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  1. Sabrina Bernardo

    Recreation Supervisor
    Phone: 916-536-6420