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UD at the State Fair

Creamery, colleges and departments to represent UD at the annual Delaware State Fair


4:36 p.m., July 16, 2012--The Delaware State Fair kicks off Thursday, July 19, at the fairgrounds in Harrington --and the University of Delaware, including the UDairy Creamery, will be participating once again in this time-honored state tradition. 

Attracting nearly 300,000 attendees from throughout Delaware and the region, the State Fair is the premier showcase event in the state for celebrating Delaware’s agricultural history.

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The fair begins at 5 p.m. on July 19 and runs through July 28, and UD will have two booths in the air conditioned Delaware Building, which is sponsored by the University of Delaware this year. 

Adjacent to the M&T Bank Grandstands, the Delaware Building will host the University of Delaware’s main booth, which will be open from noon–8 p.m. daily, beginning on Friday, July 20. Building on its Commitment to Delawareans, the University will have representatives from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the booth every day from noon–4 p.m. to answer questions of parents and prospective students about an education at the University of Delaware. Also at the booth will be several colleges, departments and programs, including the College of Education and Human Development, Associate in Arts Program, Delaware Stars, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, Development and Alumni Relations and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Additionally, the UDairy Creamery will have a booth in the Delaware Building where it will be selling ice cream from noon-8 p.m. daily. The UDairy Creamery and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources extend a special thanks to Burris Logistics in Harrington for making it possible to have UDairy ice cream at the State Fair by providing transportation and storage at its facility. 

Beyond the Delaware Building, Delaware 4-H, sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Delaware and Delaware State University, continues its long standing presence at the Delaware State Fair with youth age 5-19 participating in exhibits, demonstration projects and judging competitions throughout the week. Visit 4-H exhibits in the Centre Ice Arena/4-H & FFA exhibit hall

The Cooperative Extension programs of University of Delaware and Delaware State University will co-host a booth in the Commodities Building, where they will showcase programs in youth development, family and consumer sciences, agriculture and natural resources, and home horticulture. UD Cooperative Extension experts also assist with many fair exhibits and events throughout the week.

Tickets to the State Fair can be purchased in advance or at the gate. There is also a full schedule of concerts and shows each evening, which require the purchase of additional tickets.

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