Delaware County Fair

133rd Annual Delaware County Fair (Aug. 12-17, 2019) – Human Ecology

This year Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Human Ecology exhibit in the Cooperative Extension building will feature a display called Celebrating 50 Years of Extension Nutrition Education – CCE Human Ecology.  Come to the fair to participate in local foods and exhibitor demonstrations, enjoy youth and adult activities and see the quilt display.

EFNEP is a nation-wide community nutrition education program that helps limited-resource families acquire knowledge and skills.  In Delaware County, the EFNEP program is celebrating its 50th year of educating youth and families as it continues to reach over 100 families and 500 youth each year with nutrition education.

CCE will be hosting a variety of educational exhibits which will be in place throughout the week, and judged in competition on Tuesday.

  • Kortright Handworks @ La Basse Cour – Creating a Fibershed
  • Elsewhere Farm – Microgreens
  • As You Wish Designs – How It’s Made
  • Food & Health Network – Sidney Farm to School
  • Delaware County Public Health – Substance Use Prevention

Stop by the Cooperative Extension building each day from 1-3 pm. to check out our daily demonstrations.  We begin demonstrations on Monday with As You Wish Designs on how their designs are made.  Kortright Handiworks will present Various Fiber Processing Techniques on Tuesday.  Join us on Wednesday for a demonstration on Traditional Irish Music.  On Thursday Food and Health Network will be making smoothies using a blender powered by bike energy and Energy Warriors youth will engage fair goers about renewable energy.  Elsewhere Farm will present Friday about growing microgreens.  On Saturday come learn about Quilting with Polly DellaCrosse.

Another fun treat for children and families will be local food demonstrations done by the CCE nutrition educators daily from 4-6 pm.  Cornell Cooperative Extension staff will share healthy food recipes, MyPlate recommendations and information that are part of youth and adult nutrition education programs.

Youth can also enjoy MyPlate Challenges for youth and adults in the morning from 10 am to 12 noon each day during fair week.

FIRST PLACE went to the William B. Ogden Library featuring the programming at the Walton Library including Grant Rogers’ musical talents as a songmaker of the Catskills.

SECOND PLACE went to Bovina Valley Creamery, a true farm-to-table experience for people whose families have made food for generations.  Their new family of businesses in Bovina Center will include Cowbella, Bovina Valley Farm, The Livestock Foundation and Dry Town Tavern.

THIRD PLACE went to the Delaware County Breastfeeding Coalition for their display showing the 2017 Delaware County Breastfeeding Champions and all that Delaware County is doing to support breastfeeding.

FOURTH PLACE went to Days for Girls International and the volunteer work being done locally to keep girls around the world staying in school.

FIFTH PLACE went to Eternal Flame Farm for the Pieper family’s farm market display of local foods available at their Walton farm where they “Bring Love of Farming to your Table.”

SIXTH PLACE went to Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Delaware County (ADAC) exhibit on heroin and signs of opiate abuse as well as services that ADAC provides to prevent and reduce alcohol and drug abuse.

Thank you to all our volunteers, exhibitors, demonstrators and staff for making this year’s judging and fair activities in the Human Ecology Cornell Cooperative Extension Building at the Delaware County Fair a success!  For pictures of the fair winners and to learn more about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County’s community programs and events call 607-865-6531 or visit us online at

Jeanne M. Darling
Executive Director 
[email protected]
(607) 865-6531