Delaware Valley College to host annual A-Day fair April 26-28

Apr 17, 2013


Where can you tour greenhouses, check out a beehive, watch a tree climbing demo, see a flower show, climb a rock wall and more all in one weekend? At Delaware Valley College’s A-Day.

The College will open its campus up to the community for the annual student-run fair, April 26-28. Visitors can learn about a variety of topics while having a great time as a family.  Admission is free, but there is a $10 charge to park.

“It’s pretty awesome planning A-Day," said Megan Leininger, a senior equine science and management major, who is vice president of public relations for the event. "We all work really hard and work really well together. I like that it is all run by students."

A-Day, which stands for Activities Day, brings the campus and the surrounding community together for educational exhibits, competitions, entertainment, fun and great food. Exhibits and demonstrations involve a variety of majors at the College.

The College has been hosting A-Day since 1949 and proceeds from the event support scholarships. It is part of the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs. Traditional and popular events are sure to interest every member of the family. Our delicious homemade, thick milkshakes are always popular. A-Day also brings in a variety of crafters and commercial exhibits. Children are sure to learn new facts while having fun. Come and listen to great entertainment while making memories that will last a lifetime.

“I think it is a great experience to be a part of this, especially with the rich history A-Day has at the College,” said A-Day President Joseph Giacalone, a senior agribusiness major. "Starting in the fall we start promoting the event through places like the PA Farm Show. Planning takes place all year. We talk to hundreds of vendors. It is a great opportunity for students to better themselves and develop valuable skills."

He would encourage local families who haven't taken part in the event to come out for it this year.

"Families can look forward to our famous milkshakes, rides for children, vendors so that they can check out a variety of items, fair demonstrations inside the gyms," said Giacalone. "There’s so much available to check out that it’s hard to even cover."

A-Day Weekend Schedule:

Friday (noon to 8 p.m.)
Saturday (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Sunday (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)