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Fair Oaks, California Attractions, Information

Fair Oaks, California is an unincorporated community in Sacramento County consisting of suburban and semi-rural neighborhoods set on rolling hills dotted with native oaks. American River Bluffs and surrounding attractions, Nimbus Hatchery and Folsom Dam, offer a distinctive environment focused on natural assets. Around 40,000 residents enjoy their town, and they celebrate its unique and quirky style of living with an annual festival called Fair Oaks Chicken Festival. Chickens rule the roost, crossing the streets of town and having right of way to cars and other vehicles. Such lifestyle makes for fun--and celebrating annually in September. There's also a free summer concert series, plus many more events.

Along narrow winding roads and rolling hills you will find Fair Oaks. An open-air amphitheatre, plaza with historic buildings containing galleries and shops and festivals such as the Chicken Festival all provide great entertainment for tourists looking for an afternoon of shopping and re-connecting with the small town atmosphere that Fair Oaks provides.

The Plaza Park Amphitheatre, located in the Village, is the site of the Fair Oaks Theatre Festival, an outdoor community theater. Other Fair Oaks events include annual Fiesta Days, an event celebrating the residents of Fair Oaks and fun events such as Fair Oaks Chicken Festival.

Fair Oaks Community Planning Council, a seven-member body appointed by district by the County Board of Supervisors, is a governing body overseeing land use. One of four pilot councils, the group meets monthly to vote on issues ranging from lot-splits to cell phone towers.

History of chickens in Fair Oaks: While orange and citrus groves from the early 1900s have been replaced by homes, chickens continue to roam freely throughout town as they have for over 100 years. Featured in People Magazine and the subject of television, radio and newspapers stories, chickens that roam in Fair Oaks village delight visitors who flock from around the globe to feed and take pictures of them. The Fair Oaks Chicken Festival is a celebration of the rural history and present village atmosphere in Fair Oaks, California, colonized around 1895.

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