Something to crow about

San Juan Bautista brings back the chicken fest

Event volunteer and local resident Max Martinez demonstrates the Chicken Dance during San Juan Bautista’s revival of the Chicken Festival on Sunday, Sept. 16.

The Chicken Festival had a soft return to San Juan Bautista this month. Families converged downtown Sept 16 to celebrate the chicken with live music, dancing and a chicken cook-off.

The event, which had about a 10-year respite, was revived with a fowl-crowing contest featuring some serious cock-a-doodle-doos, as well as live chicken displays hosted by local 4-H clubs.

Visitors had ample opportunity to check out vendor and merchant booths as well as participate in children’s activities at the Third Street event.

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