“Little Hands for Agriculture” & “Little Hands for Forestry” at Waterford Fair - Waterford
Start Date/Time:
Friday, July 14, 2017 9:30 AM
End Date/Time:
Friday, July 14, 2017 2:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Waterford Fair, 36 Irving Green Rd, Waterford

Location - Waterford Fair, 36 Irving Green Rd, Waterford

Friday, July 14th is Agriculture & Conservation Family Day at Waterford Fair. From 9:30 am until 2 pm visitors to the fairgrounds will be treated to an array of exhibits that are fun and educational for the whole family. Children 10 and under can visit the “Little Hands for Forestry” area where they can learn how to plant a tree, care for the tree as it grows, “harvest” the tree, load it into the peddle tractor and wagon, and take it to the paper mill where they can unload their lumber and receive play money which may be redeemed at the WoodShop Store for many different items made from trees. Other areas of the special Forestry exhibit include making balsam sachets, playing a memory game, learning who and what live in trees, what tree “cookies” can tell us about a tree and Oxford County District Forester Merle Ring will help children - and parents - and grandparents learn something about how to identify trees. New this year will be a spot where families can listen to older folks tell stories about growing up on farms and working in the woods.

Many other exhibits will be available for the whole family to enjoy. Norway Police Chief Rob Federico will be on hand to visit with attendees while the children explore a police cruiser and learn about his job. There will be a blacksmith, bees, oxen, Old McDonald’s Farm, Responsible Pet Care, Norway/Paris Fish & Game and so much more! Don’t forget to stop by the “Little Hands for Agriculture” exhibit where children 10 and under will learn all about growing and marketing.

Check out the new Corn Toss game, try your hand at making really big bubbles, use the hula hoops and play marbles, or just come and visit with folks.  Don’t forget to sign up with Miss Marilyn to win prizes. Agriculture & Conservation Family Day is open to all free of charge. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the fair or buy some of the delicious food and ice cream prepared by members of the fair. This event is sponsored by Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District in partnership with Waterford Fair. For more information call 744-3119 or email oxfordcountyswcd@gmail.com.

Owned by Jeanne On Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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