Upstate Community Enhancement Foundation Presents ...
Chico Palio - Noon-5pm Saturday, Sept 6, 2014
One-Mile & Sycamore Field
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
1:00 - Ni Wayan Ekarini, Balinese Dancer
2:00 - Pork Chop
4:45 - Rain Dance with ChiVAA
5:00 Chico Palio Race
Chico Palio is the kickoff event for Artoberfest. The event is community based, with “palio” referring to the Italian word of competition between neighbors. Instead of racing real horses like in the Palio di Siena in Italy, community members create and race horse sculptures made of papier-mache, recycled materials and more. It's a time for arts, culture and nonprofit organizations to come together to celebrate community and let people know what they do and how they serve our local citizenry.
Chico Palio had been held in Chico's Downtown Plaza for eight years but in 2012 the event moved to its NEW, cooler location at One-Mile and Sycamore Field. The day's events include FREE music, dance, art exhibits, food, activities and information about upcoming Artoberfest events.
Chico Palio’s goals include:
- To support safe, creative opportunities for youth
- To foster attractive and livable neighborhoods and communities
- To provide greater access to the arts for individuals, families and communities
- To encourage economic and community development