Written on: July 19th, 2018 in Blog Posts
Thursday, July 19th, is the first day of the 2018 Delaware State Fair in Harrington, marking the 99th year of the fair. Do you know the origins of the State Fair? Read on to learn more, and to find out what’s happening at the 2018 Fair.
“to have or manage a fair or exposition for the purpose of promoting and encouraging Agriculture and of giving pleasures and diversions to the inhabitants of rural communities within the State of Delaware.”²
This year marks the 99th anniversary of the State Fair and there is plenty to do! Rides and food vendors are always a hit. Tour the blue ribbon winners in the agriculture pavilions. Take the kids to watch the sheep being sheared and to feel the shorn wool. See the visual differences between beef cattle and dairy cows. Hold baby chicks at the poultry. Check out antique tractors. And so much more!
Thursday, July 26th, is Governor’s Day at the Fair. You might be able to meet Governor Carney touring the grounds and greeting folks. Learn to walk in waders, plant beach grass and sharpen your shorebird identification skills at the DNREC Volunteer Olympic Games. Meet the National Honeybee Queen who is coming down from Pennsylvania. There will also be free admission to watch harness racing in The Grand Stand at 7 p.m.
The State Fair runs from July 19th to July 26th, so be sure to bring the whole family down! See all events on the Delaware State Fair calendar.
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