At the east end of the L.A. County Fair all is quiet except for the intermittent sounds of birds chirping and employees driving golf carts. Large barns sit dark and empty casting shadows over the dirt floor.
Come Sept. 10, 2004, this spot will come alive with 1.3 million Fairguests. FairView Farms is one of the Fairís largest and most popular exhibits, providing guests with interactive experiences that highlight the importance of farming and agriculture in our everyday lives. The Fair runs through Sept. 26.
FairView Farms mixes entertainment with education in its new attractions. At the Entertainment Barn guests can learn about the role of science in agriculture and the realities of life as a farmer.
Also, a Teacher Resource Barn will be available for teachers and parents. Information will be provided on livestock welfare, curriculum, lesson plans, and useful Web sites regarding agriculture and farming.
Guests can also watch livestock compete for judgesí approval in the new Competition Barns.
The success of FairView Farms last year was due largely to The Big Red Barn and Dairy Barn. Both return showcasing a variety of livestock and activities. Guests can watch cows being milked four times a day and buy fresh white and chocolate milk. At the Maternity & Nursery guests can visit baby animals and their moms--and maybe even witness a birth. FairView Farms offers many other educational and fun activities for Fairguests of all ages.
For general information on the L.A. County Fair, call (909) 623-3111 or visit the Web site at www.lacountyfair.com.