Annual Butter & Egg Days Parade & Festival


Parade Theme: "It's always punny in Petaluma”

Celebrating all that is udderly egg-septional in Sonoma Cownty

and Clo's 50th Herd-day.

The theme was chosen to bring attention to the myriad of businesses and organizations including agricultural producers, manufacturers, breweries, distilleries and wineries, food producers, and non-profits who share their creativity, passion and entrepreneurial spirit with us. Although the industries are diverse, a common thread unites them – the joy that comes from being a vibrant contributor to the community.


This sense of optimism and enthusiasm is often expressed in fun and slightly irreverent ways. There is no better example of this than Clo the Cow, the iconic and always grinning mascot for Clover Sonoma. After making her debut on a billboard 50 years ago, Clo’s creative puns still remind us that there is much to smile about when you live in such a beautiful and bountiful part of the world.


This year’s parade theme invites participants to emMOOlate Clo’s punny comMOOnication and have some fun with their parade floats and banners. Celebrating the Petaluma comMOOnity or Sonoma COWnty are just a couple of the idea starters.


“Petaluma is known for its creativity. This year’s theme gives our amazing businesses and organizations the opportunity to follow Clo’s lead and show off their originality by creating puns for their entries in the parade. Whether they choose to pay homage to Clo or celebrate their own organization, the more puns the better!” says Marie McCusker,

executive director of the PDA.


The Butter & Egg Day festivities kick off on April 20th with the Opening Ceremonies at the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum (20 Fourth St.), from noon to 1 p.m. Mayor Barrett will read a proclamation honoring the Grand Marshal and Good Egg.


One week later on Saturday, April 27th the parade steps off at noon and will march through the historic downtown, surrounded by a festival of fun and activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Clover Sonoma will return to lead the Clover Kids’ Parade, which precedes the main parade at 11:30am with a procession of preschoolers and primary grade youngsters and their families.


Join the Cutest Little Chick Contest!

Petaluma Egg Farm is excited to host our 35th annual Cutest Little Chick in Town Contest.We can’t wait to see all of the creative and cute costumes! This year, the contest will be limited to the first 65 entries. 

Pre-registration is required to participate - deadline is 4/24.

Please call 707–763–0921 to pre-register. 

 No registrations on the day of the event.

Takes place in front of Copperfield’s Book Store on Kentucky St.

Check in 9:45. The contest will start at 10:15.

The parade steps off at noon Saturday, April 27, and will march through the historic downtown, surrounded by a festival of fun and activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Festival opens at 10am and the main Parade steps off at Noon

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Spend $5 and save by shopping locally!

Discounts are only available from April 20th - 28th

at participating shops.

To get the discount you must be wearing your button!

Buttons are available for purchase at the Petaluma Visitors Center, Lombardi's Deli, Raley's, Crown Hair Salon and Petaluma Market.

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