July 31, 2012
Use Good Judgment for Good Health When Attending Maine Agricultural Fairs
AUGUSTA – The Agricultural Fair season in under way in Maine and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maine Department of Agriculture would like to remind everyone to exercise good judgment while enjoying all that Maine’s fairs have to offer. Fairs are held from Acton to Presque Isle and in many places in between. They offer visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy agricultural events, exhibits, food, amusement rides and other attractions. Stephen Sears, State Epidemiologist, says it’s important to follow some simple rules to assure good health during the fair season.
"Agricultural Fairs are educational and just plain fun," said Beth McEvoy, acting State Veterinarian, "and it is important that we do everything we can to make it as safe of an experience as possible, both for the people and the animals." Maine's fair season runs through early October, with 26 licensed agricultural fairs state wide.