Calling All Chickens Casting Call for Monterey County Fair Commercial Filming June 7th Bring your chicken or chickens!


MONTEREY, CA  (May 24, 2018)  The Monterey County Fair is in need of LIVE CHICKENS for a scene being filmed at a beach in Monterey for the 2018 Monterey County Fair.


  • Must be available on Thursday, June 7th
  • 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • The Beach (Location to be announced once people are selected.)

NO HARM WILL BE CAUSED TO THE ANIMAL GIVEN THE NATURE OF THE SCENE. The scene can also be discussed upon confirmation of interest and availability.

If your chicken is interested in participating in the Monterey County Fair 2018 commercial, please email June 1.

  • Your Name
  • Where you live
  • And photos of your chicken(s).
  • Note:  Compensation will be made for all participants.

The Monterey County Fair can provide transportation for your chicken (s) if needed but would prefer you to bring your animal to set and act a handler for the duration of the scene.

Selected participants will be notified June 4th.

Background on Monterey County Fair and Theme:

The Monterey County Fair announced that the theme for the Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2018, event will be “Shake Your Tail Feathers.”   The fair also unveiled its official poster for this year’s event, featuring chickens in Mardi Gras-style beads, masks and hats and two chickens enjoying a Ferris wheel ride.

“We are very excited about the 2018 Monterey County Fair theme and dedicate it to our feathered friends at the Fair,” says Kelly Violini, Monterey County Fair CEO. “We hope that everyone can come out and join us in ‘Shaking a Tail Feather’!”

The artists and graphic designers who collaborated on the poster are Olivia Trinidad and Arnold Ramos of OT Graphic Design of Monterey, which has been doing graphic art and design work for the Monterey County Fair since 2008, including all official posters for the fair since then.

“They just wanted it to be colorful and fun, with chickens and roosters having fun at the Fair,” says Trinidad, who has 20 years of experience in graphic design, about the poster assignment. “It’s great to be able to do a poster on our own. Usually we work with art we are given, but this time it was my artwork, so we were able to play with it. It was fun and easy.”

The Monterey County Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 30-Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, in Monterey.

About the Monterey County Fair & Event Center

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is a premier event center set on 22 oak-studded acres with ample parking. It is a state-owned multi-use facility that features four large banquet rooms, two outdoor concert venues, and a variety of outdoor and indoor cost-effective sites ideal for all types of events. It is home of the annual award-winning Monterey County Fair, host to many major and private events on the Central Coast, and the site of the Monterey Bay Race Place, a Satellite Wagering Facility.

For more information, contact the Fair Administration Office, at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey, by calling (831) 372-5863 or go to for more information.

Monterey County Fair & Event Center

2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 372-5863


OT Graphic Design

PO Box 2454

Monterey CA 93942

Phone: (831) 402-7946