MONTEREY, CA. (Aug. 1, 2018) — Children can shake their tail feathers as well as participate in educational activities at the 2018 Monterey County Fair, set for Aug. 30-Sept. 3, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.
Children will be able to participate in many STEM-based activities, such as the Down on the Farm Exhibit, where children will learn about how their food gets to their plate. They will plant, harvest, pick apples, milk dairy cows, drive tractors to feed beef cattle, feed sheep then sell their work at the farmers market and then buy a treat from the grocery store with the earnings from their hard work. Children are also able to see the 4-H and FFA animal projects.
Down on the Farm is open daily from 12 to 5 p.m.
There are also educational displays in the livestock barns displayed by 4-H and FFA clubs, which will educate the public on the different animal species being shown at the Monterey County Fair.
This year’s fair theme is “Shake Your Tail Feathers.”
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.
About the Monterey County Fair & Event Center
The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is a premier event center set on 22 oak-studded acres with ample parking. It is a state-owned multi-use facility that features four large banquet rooms, two outdoor concert venues, and a variety of outdoor and indoor cost-effective sites ideal for all types of events. It is home of the annual award-winning Monterey County Fair, host to many major and private events on the Central Coast, and the site of the Monterey Bay Race Place, a Satellite Wagering Facility.