Rhode Island’s Washington County Fair

Devon Cranston (age 5) with "Cupcake" and Caleb Cranston (age 9) with "Cuddleigh" at RI's 2012 Washington County Fair.

Devon Cranston (age 5) with “Cupcake” and Caleb Cranston (age 9) with “Cuddleigh” at RI’s 2012 Washington County Fair.

Families and farmers have enjoyed the Washington County Fair in Richmond, RI for over 45 years. This was once again RI’s largest agricultural event entertaining over 100,000 visitors from across New England.

Livestock competitions included dairy, beef, rabbit, poultry, rooster crowing, sheep, swine, working steers and herdsman. RI 4-H exhibits and competitions included photography, art, baking, produce, crafts, a dog show and more. There were tractor, horse, pony and oxen pulls. An animal costume parade was held on Sunday. [more]

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About Sanne Kure-Jensen

Sanne Kure-Jensen is a frequent contributor to Country Folks, Country Folks Grower and Wine & Grape Grower bringing regional and national attention to agriculture in RI and across southern New England. She has also written for newsletters of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), Holistic Management International (HMI), RI Beekeepers Association and RI Tree Council. Read Sanne’s work at her Sustainable Living page at examiner.com. Sanne has written successful grant applications for alternative energy projects, staff and board training, products and services. Clients include agricultural businesses, farm stand/markets and non-profit organizations. Recent successful grant projects include a $90,000 USDA Rural Development‘s Rural Energy For America Program (REAP), $10,000 Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Farmer and $20,000 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG). Sanne is the part-time Administrator for NOFA/RI, a Rhode Island Certified Horticulturist and beekeeper. She is a NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and has lectured across southern New England on Beekeeping, Native Pollinators and Ecological Landscape Design. Learn more about the NOFA’s Land Care programs or contact Sanne for a garden consultation through the NOFA/RI website.
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