Howdy Tours

Howdy Tours

Bring your students to the Youth Fair for Howdy Tour


Howdy is the wonderful, freckled face goodwill ambassador for agriculture at The Youth Fair. With the assistance of students from the Miami-Dade County agriculture programs and the cooperation of our agriculture community, he has developed an educational program. This program helps the local community gain a better appreciation and understanding of those who produce and distribute food which is our basic need.

What is a Howdy Tour?

Each year, hundreds of second and third graders attend a Howdy Tour at the Youth Fair. During these tours, they learn about the wonderful world of plants and animals. Where milk comes from, how to make butter and to plant seeds. The Barn houses cows, hogs, goats, poultry, rabbits, and cavies that students have entered for exhibition.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has made us all aware of the importance of basic knowledge of agriculture. Children should be well versed in each vital link in the food chain and plant production. As a county fair, we have a responsibility to provide a strong awareness of agricultural overview which affects every one of us.

When and where is the Howdy Tour?

The 2024 Howdy Tour will take place on Monday, March 18, 2024 from 9 am - 1 pm. All activities will take place inside the Barn at the Youth Fair during non-operating hours.

How do I get my students signed up for a Howdy Tour?

Please email us at to register for the 2024 Howdy Tour. Spots are limited, so we encourage you to sign up early! An educational packet will be sent to your school beforehand to help teachers and students get ready for their Howdy Tour. All students will receive a souvenir upon completion of the program.