Photo of child milking a cow at the Moo Booth

Anniversaries of Fairchild and the Moo Booth

  • Our beloved face of the fair turns 50! Named in a statewide contest in 1966, Fairchild the Gopher wears a green pinstriped jacket and is often seen with his sidekick and nephew, Fairborne, who was introduced to the fair in 1983. Pose for photos with the birthday boy daily at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Visitors Plaza.
  • Happy 25th anniversary to the Moo Booth in the Cattle Barn! Watch cow milking, learn fascinating facts about cattle care and behavior, join in fun “cow-ntests” and demonstrations, see a showcase cattle breed, and more! Plus, join us for special 25th anniversary activities daily at 12:30 p.m. and an anniversary party at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26.