San Juan Bautista Chicken Festival returns in September

Free event to feature chicken cook-off, music, dancing and live displays.

Information provided by the San Juan Bautista Community Business Association.

The Chicken Festival returns to San Juan Bautista on Sept. 15.

The free, family friendly event will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown San Juan Bautista on Third Street from Franklin Street to Muckelemi Street. The event is sponsored by the San Juan Bautista Community Business Association, in association with the Merchants Association of San Juan Bautista and the City of San Juan Bautista.

The event will feature:

  • Chicken Cook-off
  • Chicken Queen and King Coronation
  • Live music and street dancing to Sweet Daddy and The Bad Cats band
  • Gilroy Ukulele Jammers
  • Crowing Contest
  • Chicken Legs Competition
  • Children’s activities, including the chicken dance!
  • Live chicken displays by the local 4-H Club and by Parker Padilla, a local chicken breeder with his prize roosters!

An added feature will include SJB Merchant and local resident flea market booths, raffles, and more.

To sign up as a vendor competitor for the Chicken Cook off, enter as a Chicken Queen or King contestant, apply for a flea market booth, or for more information, call Margot’s Ice Cream Parlor at (831) 623-9262.


BenitoLink Staff