Community Ag Day at the Guilford Fairgrounds — May 11, 2024

On May 11th, 2024, from 10am to 3pm, the Guilford Agricultural Society will host a Community “Ag Day” on the Guilford Fairgrounds to celebrate Guilford’s agricultural heritage, and to inaugurate the two new barns which have been raised on the Fairgrounds with the help of a grant from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture.

The event will include a number of 4H groups, as well as FFA (Future Farmers of America) schools, with Sound School for agriculture in New Haven being a prominent participant providing education in agriculture to many communities without access to local farming. There will be educational displays and demonstrations in animal husbandry, bee pollination, maple syrup production, and the use of agricultural equipment, as well as a farmers’ market with local vegetables and plants, and a pedal tractor pull for kids.

At 11am, there will be a ribbon cutting to celebrate the construction of the two new barns, attended by the Connecticut Commissioner of Agriculture, the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce, and local and state agricultural and resource agencies.

The displays and demonstrations will highlight Connecticut’s agricultural heritage, with participatory activities for adults and children. The Farm Museum on the Fairgrounds will be open to view antique farm equipment, with interactive exhibits, and Bishop’s Orchards will be holding an educational forum on sustainable agriculture.

There will be food trucks and entertainment, animal displays, gardening and planting tips for spring, and much more.

Come and enjoy the Guilford Fairgrounds and learn to have fun with agriculture.