OXFORD — This year’s Agriculture & Conservation Day at Oxford County Fair is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Oxford County Fairgrounds.

This day is traditionally set aside for children up to sixth grade to visit the fair and learn about agriculture and conservation.

The event is free for all children and their parents or support personnel, but in order to receive support materials, the children must register with Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District. Support materials include grade-specific study materials to help prepare the child for a visit to the fair and a list of books that relate to the subject.

This year’s theme is What Would You Like to Do When You Grow Up? Professionals from the following careers will be on hand to talk to the children about what they do: agriculture education, ecologist, engineer, entomologist, farmer, forester, forest ranger, land trust, landscape architect, outdoor education and recreation and soil conservationist.

There will be demonstrations, exhibits and games. Oxford Police and Fire Department will be on hand to meet the children and show off their police cruisers and firetrucks. Children will be able to learn about fire safety by visiting the Norway Fire Department’s smoke house, and the first aid station will teach emergency first aid.

There will be farm animals to visit, various demonstrations throughout the event, and horse and wagon rides.

Lunch may be purchased at the fair or brought from home. Apples will be available for the children.

The event will be canceled in the event of heavy rain. Updates will be provided via the radio station WOXO.

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

FMI: 207-743-5789 ext. 111, [email protected]