The first line from the song “Our State Fair” that plays during the opening credits of the 1962 musical film “State Fair” goes “Our state fair is a great state fair…”. This opening line definitely describes St. Joseph’s very own State Fair! From a miniature Freddie Farm Bureau; created by resident Jim Vanderhaar, to Midway games, watermelon eating and pie throwing contests to live farm animals, it can all be found right here at St. Joseph’s very own State Fair!
This tradition of bringing the State Fair home started nine years ago when it became apparent that an outing to the Kentucky State Fair was a bit much for some of our Residents.The genius of our activities crew decided that no one should be denied the pleasure of such an event so to the delight of the Residents, Little Sisters and staff, St. Joseph’s State Fair is now a much loved tradition.
Thank you to our amazing activities department, and the many volunteers and staff who organize and work to make “Our State Fair truly a Great State Fair”.
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