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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner: Chicken Ranch Sponsors 49er Festival Parade

Updated: Jun 24, 2022

Our friends at Chicken Ranch Casino dealt us a winning hand when they anteed up for the first-ever 49er Festival Parade sponsorship. No, it’s not a coincidence that there’s also a Chicken Dance Flash Mob in the making (another Festival First) honoring our dear departed Miguel Maldonado, whose wish was that everyone do the Chicken Dance for his memorial service. The Parade sponsorship and Miguel’s final wish just seemed to go together hand-in-hand (or hand-in-claw) so we just had to put it out there.

Most of us already know that Chicken Ranch Casino is, by their own admission, “a tiny bit weird” and “a whole lot of fun.” Some of us know that this small but soon-to-be much bigger casino resort is owned and operated by the Chicken Ranch Rancheria Me-Wuk Indians of