OSU Extension Sponsors Free Programs at Wayne County Fair

OSU Extension Sponsors Free Programs at Wayne County Fair

WAYNE COUNTY, OH, Sep. 2019 — With all of the activity at the Wayne County Fair, it is hard to experience everything. But, there are some very informative programs taking place in the Grange Rotunda that shouldn’t be missed. The programs, courtesy of the Ohio State University Extension – Wayne County, are free and cover a variety of interesting topics.

In an effort to create opportunities for people to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic, and environmental conditions, OSU Extension Office Director and Educator Melinda Hill said the programs evolve from the suggestions of visitors that attend each year. “The fair is a fun place to be,” she said. “It also gives us an opportunity to share information with people that can improve their quality of life in a variety of ways. The Grange Rotunda is a great place to sit down and talk.”

But, the programs are more than just oral presentations, they are designed to be interactive. Some are quickly becoming traditions, like the Smoothie Bike where guests can pedal their way to a nutritious smoothie at the end of their ride.

Along with tried-and-true programs like quilting and canning, Hill has added programs based on popularity and trends. This year, for the first time, there will be a presentation about the basics of air frying — a kitchen appliance designed to mimic the taste of deep-fried food with just a small amount of cooking oil.

Be sure to stop in at the Grange Rotunda building, the program schedule is:

Monday, Sept. 9

10:30 a.m. Smoothie Bike

11:30 a.m. Quick Snacks and Lunches

12:30 p.m. Sun Safety

2:00 p.m. Introduction to the Air Fryer

3:30 p.m. Smoothie Bike


Tuesday, Sept. 10

10:30 a.m. Make travel plans to NYC

11:30 a.m. Farm to School Project

12:30 p.m. Pottery

2:00 p.m. DNA and Genealogy

3:00 p.m. Fall Favorites

6:00 p.m. Wool Spinning

Wednesday, Sept. 11

10:30 a.m. What’s New in Wayne County

11:30 a.m. Homemade Laundry Supplies

1:00 p.m. Quilts Today

2:00 p.m. Floral Creations

3:00 p.m. Meal Prep Made Simple


Thursday, Sept. 12

11:30 a.m. Canning Soups

12:30 p.m. Canning Meats

2:00 p.m. Gardening Tips

For additional information, visit the OSU Extension – Wayne County Office online at wayne.osu.edu and the Wayne County Fair at www.waynecountyfairohio.com. OSU Extension Wayne County is funded, in part, by the Wayne County Board of Commissioners, State and Federal Government, private donations, and grants.


By Dan Starcher, public communications specialist for the Wayne County government.