Escalon’s Future Farmers of America, FFA, Chapter is observing its 75th anniversary this year and, to help support and promote the organization, the Eski Fest Ag Fair is being planned.
Scheduled for Saturday, May 11, the Eski Fest Ag Fair will be hosted at Escalon High School on Yosemite Avenue and run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“With the support of our Ag Boosters, this event will support students’ transportation and miscellaneous expenses in order to attend special events,” said Lorina Cajias, helping to coordinate the event. “Come enjoy delicious food, shop for your home and garden, check out the displays.”
Cajias, of Lorina’s Edible Garden in Escalon, said there is still time and room for additional vendors to join the effort. Contact her at 209-402-7567 for information or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vendor Fair will feature home, garden, spa products and more for sale. A Farmer’s Market will offer home-grown fruits and vegetables and handcrafted products from the area. FFA members will set up a variety of displays, from leadership to animals, farming to business and will showcase their craft skills and talk about their charitable efforts in the community.
Kids’ activities are scheduled to include face painting and a visit to the school farm and the animals there.
The day will also include a barbecue and the opportunity to purchase tickets for a variety of prizes.
“We would love for your farm, business or club to join us at our fundraising event,” Cajias said.
Proceeds will benefit the ag programs and FFA organization. The group is active on the campus at Escalon High and attends multiple competitions throughout the year, as well as sending students to the National FFA Convention.
Cajias also noted that, with the event coming just before Mother’s Day, it will be a good time to pick up a unique gift item while you support the ag students.
“Inspire your students to get involved with our organization,” she added. “Bring them out for a day of fun.”