MORRISVILLE—Morrisville State College will have a strong presence again this year at the Great New York State Fair, featuring a handcrafted scale-model canoe, a student-built hot rod, horses and renewable energy and hemp displays. The fair runs Aug. 23 to Sept. 4.
Fairgoers can learn about renewable energy, horses and horsepower inside the MSC building (Bartlett Barn), located near Gate 4 by the Coca-Cola Coliseum and the Iroquois Indian Village. Horses from various equine programs will be housed in the building throughout the duration of the fair.
Along with horses and a renewable energy display, the college will showcase its Mustang car. Students in the college’s automotive programs transformed the 1988 Mustang into a 550 horsepower dragster that accelerates to 130 mph in 10 seconds. New this year in the MSC building is a handcrafted canoe, a scale model of those being constructed in a new Introduction to Boat Building course offered at the college.
Visitors to the MSC building can also obtain an array of information about the college, including athletics and activities, and will have an opportunity to speak to faculty and staff about the college’s program offerings. Morrisville State alumni are encouraged to stop by and access materials to find fellow classmates, enjoy history about the college and catch up on the college’s growth and progress. MSC Alumni Day at the fair is Wednesday, Aug. 30.