A favorite spot in the Sacramento area is Fair Oaks Village located in the town of Fair Oaks. The chickens actually run wild. Shop keepers buy food and feed them as well as visitors who feed them pieces of bread. The deli even has day old bread that you can buy for a quarter. There’s a park across the street from the shops where you can sit and relax.
You’ll always be surrounded by a group of chickens. Traffic even watches out for them and you’ll see someone slow down or stop while they wait for a chicken to cross the road. Chickens are part of the scenery and charm of Old Fair Oaks.
While sitting in the deli enjoying a “chicken sandwich.” This little one was standing outside the door looking in. I guess they know they’ll get some scrap bread.
I felt a little guilty.
Just a little.
Hey. I eat meat.
I did buy them some bread though. (Update, it’s not good to feed the birds bread. Bring some chicken feed next time you visit the village.)
It was a great day hanging out by my lonesome. There weren’t as many people there that Sunday. It was quiet and I enjoyed taking these photos.
So if you’re looking for something to do on a Sunday, spur of the moment and you want to get up and go. Try Old Town Fair Oaks
There are also upcoming events happening such as the Chicken Festival. Mumbo Gumbo will be playing and it is expected to have as many as 15,000 people attending.
Update: I started the I Love Fair Oaks blog in 2010 as a passion project because I truly do love Fair Oaks. Over the years, other responsibilities took my attention but I kept coming back. The site has had a full makeover and new direction but I’ve kept a few of the older posts.