Scheduled for April 26-28, Delaware Valley College's A-Day is a family-friendly county fair that 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.
Delaware Valley College has been opening itself up to the public for this annual event, a favorite with many, since 1949. A-Day is a student-organized event that benefits the A-Day Scholarship Fund.
A-Day is part of the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs. Traditional and popular events are sure to interest every member of the family. The delicious food, such as homemade thick milkshakes and funnel cakes, is 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.
A-Day has continued to better meet the needs of its guests and to broaden its avenues of public education. In the past, A-Day was only a two-day event. For its 60th anniversary, A-Day was opened for a full day of business on Friday. Local schools were invited to participate in planned A-Day activities that highlighted agricultural education. A number of educational programs and lectures were held during the weekend that used A-Day's resources for education, such as the state-funded "Ag in the Classroom" and "Wow, I Didn't Know That!" agricultural education programs. A-Day and the DVC NAMA chapter hosted a business Leadership Seminar for the Mid-Atlantic Alliance of Cooperatives for local high school students. Not only does A-Day reach out through education and entertainment, but through providing a place for achievement. A-Day has been cooperating with the Bucks County PROGRESS program to provide the program participants with an outlet to complete their community service requirements.
A-Day would not exist without the involvement of the student body. The planning committee and executive team is made up of 40 students, nearly all of whom are members of at least one of the 30 participating student organizations. The clubs that participate as an active member of A-Day can earn money for their club by working in a variety of booths, tents, or exhibits during the weekend. Many of these students who hold committee chairs also act as their club representative, organizing the club hours and work assignments for the weekend.
Friday: 12 - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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