An illegal immigrant will be guest-of-honour at the New Year Fair at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Ah Fook was smuggled into Hong Kong from the mainland, and has been working at Green Produce Foundation ever since. The Fanling organisation is giving her a day off to help the university usher in the Year of the Ox. Ah Fook - a cow - was being smuggled into the territory by merchants when she escaped and ended up on Ma Wan island. The foundation, which specialises in organic farm produce, heard of her arrival - and just happened to need a cow at the time. Four years later, Ah Fook is set to become the star of tomorrow's parade, which will also feature the Hong Kong and Kowloon Chiu Chow Brass Band, Ming Ri Theatre Company and Mime Touch Theatre. The university expects 4,000 visitors at the fair. Only those born in the Year of the Ox or who take part in the Best Fair Dress contest are allowed to take part in the parade. Thirty stalls will be set up in the University Mall, selling arts and crafts, and offering traditional services including palm-reading. There will also be painters helping children draw traditional Chinese masks on their faces. Ah Fook, of course, will be stationed at the Green Produce Foundation stall. Visitors can win prizes by guessing the cow's age. About 20 stalls in Food Street will be selling Chinese New Year fare, including dumplings, turnip cakes and sweet soups. There will be a Barn Dance featuring traditional folk music. Artists and acrobats will perform in the streets and there will be a Children's Fai-chun competition. The fair opens from noon until 6 pm around the University Mall and Sir Run Run Shaw Hall. The parade starts at 2 pm. Admission is free but the Barn Dance costs $30 per person.