The 58th National Rogue River Rooster Crow takes place today.

One of the quirkiest small town festivals around, the Rooster Crow opens with a 5-kilometer run and a 2-mile walk starting at 8 a.m. A parade winds through town at 10 a.m. Vendors of arts and crafts and food will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The signature event, crowing by actual roosters, starts at 2:30 p.m. near Rogue River Elementary School, at Pine and First streets. That contest is preceded by a human crowing contest at 2 p.m. Registration for participating poultry and people starts at 10 a.m.

The Rogue Valley Piecemakers 31st Annual Quilt Show will be held all weekend at Rogue River Middle School, 301 Pine St. Admission is $3.

“Art in the Plaza,” a fine art exhibit sponsored by the Rogue River Press, will be displayed in downtown's Depot Street Park.

There will be live country music at the Woodville bandstand from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Teri Cote and the Randalz will perform from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mexican folk dancers Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre will perform at 1 p.m.