Fairtime Educational Tours

Volunteers are needed for Fairtime Educational Tours. If you would like to participate, please contact Peggy Watson at 253-841-5134.

Grade Level: Pre-Kindergarten - 4th Grade
Dates: Fairtime weekdays, August 31 - September 23, 2018 (Closed Tuesdays & Sept. 5)
Location: Washington State Fair
Starting Times: 10:00am and 11:30am
Length of session: Approximately 90 minutes
Number of classes: One class per tour; Several tours per time slot

Each class takes a guided tour of the educational areas of the Washington State Fair, including agriculture displays, the Fair Farm and a first-hand account of animal care from FFA and 4-H students.
Please bring 3-5 adults per class to assist with various activities
Transportation: Provided by your school

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Education Tour History

Each September elementary school classes have an opportunity to learn about animals and agriculture first hand at the Washington State Fair. The Educational Tours are held weekdays during the Fair.

The Educational Tour guide takes the teacher, students and chaperones through the non-commercial buildings and exhibits, and educates them about Washington State Fair history. 4-H and FFA students and open class exhibitors in the barns provide additional information about their exhibits. The 1-1/2 hour tour includes the Fair Farm.

The Washington State Fair Educational Tour (formerly known as the Howdy Tour), which debuted in 1977, is a fair time field trip offered to kindergarten through fourth-grade students. The Educational Tour was originally designed as a fun learning experience, with the assistance of a group of local elementary teachers who felt that the Fair was an important resource.

For more information contact Peggy Watson at (253) 841-5134. Fax forms to (253) 841-5390.


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