Agriculture & Conservation Day at Oxford County Fair

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OXFORD — Agriculture & Conservation Day at Oxford County Fair will be held  from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the fairgrounds on Pottle Road.

The day is traditionally set aside for children up to sixth grade and home school families to visit the fair and learn about the many aspects of agriculture and conservation. It is free of charge for all children and their parents or support personnel. In order to receive support materials and gift items the children must register with Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District.

Support materials include grade-specific study materials to help children prepare for their visit to the fair and a list of books that relate to the subjects presented.

The theme is Your Hardworking Pollinators. Several learning stations will focus on aspects of pollination.

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There will be many demonstrations, exhibits and games.

Oxford Police and Fire departments will meet and greet children and invite them to explore police cruisers and firetrucks. They will also be able to learn about fire safety by visiting the Norway Fire Department’s smoke house and the first aid station.

There will be many farm animals to visit, various livestock demonstrations will be running throughout the day and the children will be able to ride on a wagon pulled by a horse.

Cooper Farms of West Paris will donate apples for the children. People may purchase lunch at the fair or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grassy area under the old oaks beside the pulling ring.

In case of heavy rain the event will be canceled.

Agriculture & Conservation Day at Oxford County Fair is a cooperative event of Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Oxford County Agricultural Society.

FMI: 207-744-3119, oxfordcountyswcd@gmail.com.

Paula Easton of Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club speaks to visitors at last year’s fair. 
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