There’s something about small towns you just can’t quite find when living in a big city. Maybe it’s the feel of living in a tight knit community where everyone knows everyone. Maybe it’s having the knowledge that when a problem arises, a neighbor or community member will always be there to help or fix it. Or maybe it’s that feeling of excitement everyone from a small town feels when the the tents and lights go up for a town celebration. Summer festival season is in full swing in Murphys and we want you to join us! This Saturday, June 3rd, Murphys will be hosting the 25th annual Chicken in a Barrel event in Murphys Community Park. This idyllic small town family festival will provide a day full of food, fun and music for the whole family.
For the Kids
The Chicken in a Barrel festival benefits the Michelson Elementary Parent’s club and offers tons of activities and even prizes for attendees. Bring the kids for some classic carnival games or let them slide down the giant inflatable slide. Let them burn off some energy in the bouncy house or get their face painted. Then visit the shaved ice cart and cool off with a sweet frozen treat. Finish the day and bring home a souvenir by getting balloon animals made or taking some funny pictures in the photo booth.
For the Adults
For the parents and adults, visit the snack shack for some classic festival food and then sit back and enjoy some music from our DJ. We’ll also be serving all types of local beer and wine. The festival is why you’re coming, but our silent auction is why you’ll stay. Each year our prizes get better and better. Last years silent auction included items like:
- Bear Valley Family Ski Package with 2 adult season passes, 2 child season passes and $200 in fun bucks
- 2 day Rafting Trip on the American river for four with OARS
- Unique Wine and Dine experiences featuring local wineries and restaurants
- 4 one-day hopper passes for Disneyland
- Beautiful custom furniture and art from local artists
- Exclusive wine education and food pairing package