Walnut, Ca. – Thousands of student exhibits from more than 80 elementary, middle and high schools in the Los Angeles County and local areas will compete for approximately $21,000 in premiums and ribbons at the annual Schools’ Agriculture and Nutrition Fair sponsored by the 48th District Agricultural Association. This year’s theme, California—We have a good thing growing, exemplifies the mission of the program.
Admission to the Fair is free and class field trips can be arranged with reservations by calling 909-468-4433.
The five-day event at Fairplex in Pomona, May 15 through 19 will include murals, scarecrows, hydroponics, horticulture, sawhorses, birdhouses, high school ceramics, painting and photography and agriculturally-themed booths.
A highlight of the Fair is the participation of more than 40 school gardens, represented by murals and journals, and individually judged over a 4-week period prior to the Fair.
Ag Day LA, May 17, will be held in the Big Red Barn for 3rd & 4th Graders. Pre-registration is required at www.agdayla.com. Learn about water, plants, bees/insects, fiber/cotton, food and dairy, and view a sheep shearing demonstration.
Other scheduled attractions include the California Mobile Dairy Classroom; Discovering Science, an interactive event; demonstrations of Square Foot Gardens and Smart Gardening composting, the San Dimas Farmers Market display, a clown and face painting.
Saturday, May 19, families are welcome to celebrate the last day of the fair. The annual Spelling Bee will begin at 10:30 a.m. to be followed at 3:00 p.m. by the Awards Ceremony. Civic leaders, teachers, parents, students and community members involved in agriculture education, youth programs and partners will attend the ceremony, which will feature the recognition of outstanding teachers in the program and the awarding of premium prizes.
For more information, visit the 48th District website at www.agfair.org.