There is a list of things that just define a great county fair.
There are rides. There is entertainment. There’s food.
But agriculture is kind of the linchpin of a fair, and that’s where we get to the animals.
The Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair offers an opportunity for farmers and farmers-in-training to show off their skills in raising beasts big and small.
It’s a place for kids to get up close and personal with goats and sheep, cows and horses, and yes, this year, after an avian flu-prompted hiatus in 2015, the chickens and other poultry are back, too.
On Monday, junior shows were held for pigs, goats and sheep. Tuesday features the open dairy show at 8 a.m. and junior livestock judging at 3 p.m., both in the judging arena. Wednesday has lambs, beef cattle and draft horses on the schedule.
Come meet us at the fair
Stop by the CDT booth on Rhone Street, each day from 4-7 p.m.
Tuesday: Jeremy Hartley, local government/crime and courts reporter; and Sarah Phelps, advertising
Wednesday: Anne Quinn Corr, Eats & Drinks columnist; and Brandi Miller, finance