Parade participants gather at 12:00 at the Occidental Community Center. The parade will begin from there at 1:00 and process ALL THE WAY THROUGH OCCIDENTAL (a whole TWO WHOLE BLOCKS!). Coronation of the Grand Fool will occur at the end of the parade, at the newly reopened Occidental Center for the Arts. What happens then is anyone's guess!
To reach Occidental from the Hwy 101 corridor, take the Hwy 12 exit from Santa Rosa in the direction of Sebastopol. At the light at Fulton Rd., turn RIGHT and then immediately LEFT on Occidental Road. Follow Occidental Road all the way to Occidental--about 14 miles. When you arrive in town, turn LEFT and go one block to Bohemian Hwy, then LEFT again. You'll see the Occidental Community Center and a lot of Foolish people gathering--turn in and park in the lot.