By Elizabeth Connolly
Hometown Weekly Reporter
The 2023 Ag Expo appeared to be a big success last Saturday, May 20, despite a forecast of rain and a certain pop superstar playing just down the road in Foxboro.
The annual event, which is both sponsored by and a fundraiser for the Future Farmer’s of America (FFA), has become very popular over the years. It takes place on the grounds of the Norfolk County Agricultural High School on Main Street, and offers attendees an array of things to see and do, such as cow and sheep demonstrations, touch-a-truck, a petting zoo, face painting, pony rides, a car show, and much more.
The expo kicked off with dry skies right at 11am, though a drizzle soon set in. This didn’t stop the fun, however, as many folks wandered the grounds while scouting out their next activity. Kids with cotton candy cones bigger than their faces could be seen waiting in line for the hay ride, and many adults were spotted perusing the farmers markets and car show.
The rain set in right around noon, but luckily many offerings took place indoors, such as the petting zoo, face painting and a kids zone, so nobody seemed too put off by the weather. “I knew it was going to rain,” confided one parent. “So I planned ahead - for once!” she proudly said, while showing off her and her children’s rain coats and umbrellas.
According to the Norfolk chapter FFA website, this event “serves as an important fundraiser for the Norfolk Chapter FFA, with funds used to help support all Aggie students going to Big E, National Convention and other FFA events.”