Friday, July 8, 2011

Barn Tours at Alameda County Fair

This last week at the Alameda County Fair was full of fun and good times while we celebrated Independence day with fireworks on Friday night and decorated our tent on the 4th. In honor of the holiday we posted fun Ag facts about the 4th of July such as that an ingredient in fireworks comes from the fat of cattle. With the larger crowds we had plenty of tours, including our two largest of the fair so far! Both tours had over twelve people and were lead by Barn Tour guide Chase. Over the busy weekend we made postcards with kids thanking farmers for our food and during the week we had supplies for the kids to make fun bookmarks. In between tours we had fun challenging the public with our tent games of Plinko and Cornhole, asking them questions about different animals and agricultural products. As we go into our last weekend at the Alameda County fair we look forward to more fun tours and games. I have enjoyed being a barn tour guide and getting to meet countless fair-goers and making great memories with my fellow barn tour guides.

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