Delaware State Fair
UD sends representatives, athletes and a giant cow to annual State Fair
8 a.m., July 19, 2013--Representatives from across the University of Delaware will be among the crowd of state residents headed to Harrington for the Delaware State Fair, which opened Thursday and will continue through Saturday, July 27.
The State Fair, which is community-based and supported largely through volunteers, celebrates the First State’s agricultural heritage and values.
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Each year, UD participates in the fair by sending ambassadors from many of the University’s colleges, departments and programs to interact with attendees from every corner of Delaware.
“UD’s participation in the Delaware State Fair is a longstanding tradition,” said President Patrick Harker. “The State Fair is always a terrific opportunity to talk with Blue Hens past, present and future and to strengthen the University’s commitment to Delawareans.”
This year, UD will host its main booth inside the air-conditioned Delaware Building every day from noon-8 p.m.
Over the course of the State Fair, UD’s booth will be staffed by representatives from the College of Education and Human Development, Associate in Arts Program, Delaware Stars, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Development and Alumni Relations, Student Life, Government Relations and the Office of Communications and Marketing.
Several notable Blue Hens are making trips to the State Fair including Harker, as well as UD student athletes, vice presidents and deans. The UD mascots, YoUDee and Baby Blue, will be at the booth on Tuesday, July 23, in conjunction with Kids’ Day.
The new UDairy Creamery ice cream truck, decorated in black and white spots and outfitted with cow ears, will be on-hand at the fair to serve ice cream daily.
The University invites State Fair attendees to join the conversation about all things UD and State Fair related using the hashtag #StateFairUD.
Photo by Danielle Quigley