State fair to debut ‘Farm at Sillyville’

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The Washington State Fair opens this week, and what better way to kick off the 2018 celebration of our state, than with the unveiling of The Farm at SillyVille?

The Farm at SillyVille is Washington’s food and farming story on 1.5 acres made possible by Safeway, and more than $3 million in generous donations.

This “farmer for a day” experience exhibit tells Washington’s food and farming story and connects kids and families to our state’s agriculture industry, the farmers that produce the food we eat and healthy eating choices.

Enter this enchanting farmland and move through a sequence of interactive experiences. At each station, participate in hands-on activities and become part of the farming process, collecting imitation nutritious food items from each station to exchange or cook with, at the Farm stand.

Exhibit Features:

  • Dairy Barn – Use levers and knobs to interact with the milking process and help the milk transform into a healthy dairy product.
  • Grain Silo – Drive a combine to harvest wheat, discover different grains and mill them for products.
  • Produce Barn – Pick fruit from the orchard; process and pack it for shipping to market.
  • Chicken Coop – Gather eggs from animatronic chickens, see chicks hatch and learn about animal life cycles.
  • Backyard Garden – Learn about the plant life cycle from planting seeds to harvesting in an underground garden experience.

FREE with Fair admission.

For more information about The Farm at SillyVille: http://www.thefair.com/fun/details/farm-at-sillyville

The Washington State Fair is one of the biggest fairs in the world, and the largest in the Pacific Northwest. It started in 1900 in Puyallup, and welcomes over one million guests to the single largest attended event in the state. Star-studded entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers and animals are mainstays of the 20-day event that kicks off the Friday of Labor Day weekend. For more info about the Aug. 31-Sept. 23 Washington State Fair (closed Tuesdays & Sept. 5), visit www.thefair.com.

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