CLINTON – People in Kennebec County got together Wednesday and were going to gather again Thursday to celebrate the agricultural industry.
Misty Meadows Farm in Clinton is once again hosting Maine Farm Days and the owners said they expect about 3,000 people to come through.
The event is a way to show off new farm equipment, like a robotic milking machine, and to give kids a chance to learn about agriculture.
“Because kids most of the time think their milk comes from a store, they’re able to just really check around. We have an artificial cow that we use so they can learn what it’s like to milk,” Misty Meadows owner Belinda Stoughton said.
About 50 vendors are participating, including the owner of a farm tool and equipment company in Sidney who said he was at the first Maine Farm Days in 1969 and that it was started as a way to show off farms in Kennebec and Somerset counties.
“In Clinton, this is the largest dairy population there is locally. There are more cows here in Clinton then there are people,” said Cliff Kramer, Farm Days director, and owner of Kramer’s Inc.
Maine Farm Days continues from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.
Officials said part of the event’s proceeds is going to Camp Capella, a summer camp for kids with disabilities.