The network of California fairs is an economic, social and cultural bonanza that enriches the lives of Californians from every background and walk of life. California's fair network dates back to before the Civil War as a way to advance public knowledge of agriculture and provide a community gathering place. That tradition continues to this day, but with modern innovations that bring home the importance and reality of agriculture to an urban population that may have little contact with farms, ranches and agribusinesses.
Did you know you can go to www.cfaitc.org, California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom and download activities for you and your children to do before and after you attend your local fair? Also, look for the School Day at your fair.
Check and see what your local fair has to offer in Ag Education - To find a fair near you, click on the FAIR FINDER.