Birds of a Feather Flock to the Fair

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Members o the Blue Mt 4-H Livestock Club are excited to show the public that poultry will be flocking to the 2016 Schuylkill County Fair.

Birds are back at the Schuylkill County Fair.  Individuals visiting the Schuylkill County Fair will have a chance to see live poultry and other poultry related exhibits and competitions at the Fair.

After a yearlong suspension of avian activities at the state’s 109 county fairs and the 2016 PA Farm Show, state officials on May26 announced the ban would be lifted.

Individuals visiting the Schuylkill County Fair will see Peggy Hentz of Red Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Center speaking about her birds of prey in the Weston Pavilion.  The duck pond in the Farming for the Day Tent will be back with duckling paddling around the water.  Chicks will be hatching daily in the 4-H building and eggs will be on display in the fruit and vegetable building.  The eggs for display are in hopes that individuals who have exhibited eggs at the SCF will return with eggs to be judged in a competitive exhibit.  Back yard poultry enthusiast are asked to come to the fair and display a dozen eggs.  Two family competitions on Saturday which is family day will now involve eggs with real eggs.  This means that the egg toss and egg and spoon race will go on as planned.

The fair looks forward to having all of these exhibits back for 2016.

Schuylkill County Fair runs August 1 – 6 where “We have good things growing.”  33 years and growing better with each year.  For more information about the Fair visit the fair web site at www.schuylkillfair.com or follow us on twitter and like us on Facebook.

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