Summertime is Fair Time

Author: Ania Stilwell | August 16, 2018

Summertime is Fair Time

Going to the fair is a summer highlight for many families. It ranks right up there with spending time at the beach, going to a ballgame or concert, or hanging out on vacation. It’s also a summertime favorite activity for farmers. Some wait all year to exhibit their livestock at state and county fairs. See what you may have missed and what's coming up. Ready for some fair time fun? 


This year's Fair wrapped up July 28. Relax, there's always next year. Get it on your calendar now. The Fair dates for the 100th annual Delaware State Fair in 2019 are July 18 through 27.

Hear the fans blowing in the video? That's one way farmers help cows chill in the heat.  


The 13 days of family fun at The Great New York State Fair starts August 22, 2018. Catch us on Facebook for the unveiling of world famous butter sculpture on August 21, and on August 30 for all the Dairy Day activities. Check out the Undeniably Dairy Shake-Off contest with local celebrities vying for the best milkshake bragging rights and stop by the Milk Bar to quench your thirst with some ice cold, white or chocolate milk. 

Made from 800 pounds of creamy New York butter, last year’s sculpture paid tribute to New York State Troopers.


There's also the Maryland State Fair, from August 23 through September 3, 2018. Don't miss out on the fun! 

Although summer lasts well into September, many of us consider Labor Day Weekend as summer’s last hurrah. Before you know it, it’ll be January 5, 2019, and the start of the 103rd PA Farm Show, Pennsylvania's version of the state fair. Another opportunity for winning dairy show ribbons, watching calves being born at The Calving Corner and talking with farmers, or taking a lick at the ice cream competition, or trying your hand at the cow milking experience. January, you’re not so dull after all.  

What's your favorite to do or see or eat at the Fair? Share your 2018 Fair photos with us. 

American Dairy Association North East is one of 19 state and regional promotion organizations working under the umbrella of the United Dairy Industry Association. It is the local affiliate of the National Dairy Council®, which has been conducting nutrition education and nutrition research programs since 1915. For more information, visit