It’s an annual rite of spring, the Chilmark Preschool celebration fundraiser. For those who haven’t attended, this is not just another face-painting, pony riding, food and gameapalooza. It is also the place to get your baby chicks.

Every year a great crop of young birds is on display. Kids get to pet the baby chicks and, if you’re that kind of parent, take them home and start setting up the coop.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center.

The cost is $5 per child, ages two and older. Babies and adults are free.