Fairmead Community & Friends at the Interfaith Intercultural Festival • January 29, 2015

You want culture? Joins us at The Madera Coalition for Community Justice’s 19th Annual Interfaith Intercultural Festival on Thurs. January 29th from 4:30pm – 6:30pm at the Madera Fairgrounds. Fairmead Community & Friends will be there with a booth representing Fairmead’s history. It’s a FREE family event with food, music, dance and cultural exhibits!

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Fairmead: A Century of Change by Michael Eissigner

Michael Eissigner authored a small history book about the first 100 years of our unincorporated community of Fairmead. Michael originally wrote this book for Fairmead’s June 2, 2012 centennial celebration where he donated all future proceeds going towards our community’s improvement projects.

In 1912 the Co-operative Land and Title Company set out to build a model farming community near the center of California. For one hundred years, this unincorporated community of Fairmead has been home to a diverse group of immigrants including African American and Hispanic farm workers. This book chronicles many of the changes during the community’s first century.

Th Chowchilla Elementary School District plans on using this book as a text book as part of a local history project with all 5th graders in the district. Besides being available at on-line booksellers, the book is available through our Fairmead community organization “Fairmead Community and Friends”. Click here to order Fairmead: A Century of Change

If want more details or want to share some Fairmead history email us at info@fairmead.org

It’s another Fairmead Flea Mkt!

Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm on Sinclair Dr. in Fairmead.
Sell your used/new household items, tools, clothes, toys, books, plants, crafts, etc.
Come down to rent a space for $15 and sell all those odds and ends laying around.
If you don’t want to sell items just come that day to eat, browse around and buy more odds and ends.

Fairmead community is right off Hwy 99, 4 miles south of Chowchilla.
Snacks and beverages will be available through Fairmead Community & Friends committee, funds go toward Fairmead’s Centennial events on Saturday, June 2, 2012.

For vendor space reservation and more details email vortiz@fairmead.org

Join Fairmead Community & Friends for a “Sweetheart of a Deal!”

Saturday, February 18, 2012, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Fairmead Elementary School. We’re selling Tacos & Nachos lunches, eat here or get a TO GO plate. We’ll also have a raffle with prizes and fun entertainment. Raffle tickets are $1 each lunches are $3 and $5.

All proceeds go towards Fairmead’s 100th year Celebration on June 2, 2012. Donations greatly appreciated and are tax deductible, email vortiz@fairmead.org for details.


Christmas Gathering 12/10/11

The December 10th Christmas Gathering was a fun event with over 150 residents from the community attending. The Fairmead Elementary band played to entertain our residents for the afternoon, the raffle was exciting especially for the grand prize winner of the 32″ flat screen TV! THANK YOU to Jose Bustillos for stepping up to be our Santa Claus for the Fairmead children.

Thank you to the Chowchilla Elementary School District and principal Terry Barnes at Fairmead Elementary School for allowing us to use their cafeteria for the event.
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December 3, 2011 Bake Sale

Fairmead Community & Friends had sweet success at our December 3rd bake sale. Thank you Elaine Moore, Nettie Amey, Barbara Nelson, Patricia Rosales, (Lisa Alvarez and Victoria Ortiz – from Modesto), for making and donating cakes, pies, breads, candies and tamales to help make this a profitable fundraiser.

Not only did we have a great location setup at the Pilot Travel Gas Station off Hwy 99. But we had the best sales staff any non-profit could have, WE HAD Mr.Tristan Griffin!

Fairmead will be 100 yrs old!



June 2, 2012 Fairmead Community & Friends will be hosting a Centennial Celebration for Fairmead. Join us and plan on staying for the festival after the community parade for a family fun afternoon with a BBQ lunch, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors and a raffle with prizes after the awards ceremony. There will be plenty to enjoy!

Our parade begins at 10:00 am, followed by a festival at the Fairmead Elementary School at 19421 Avenue 22 3/4 in Fairmead. email vortiz@fairmead.org if you would like to participate in the parade or would like to be a vendor at the festival.

Contact us; we need your ideas, suggestions and support to make this a day our community will be talking about for years to come.

Flea Market Fundraiser 10/22/11

Fairmead Community & Friends had a great time with the flea market this month. We received encouraging comments from over 200+ community residents and visitors that enjoyed the day and wanted more events like this in Fairmead. We’ll try to plan for the next one in spring of 2012.