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  • Tags: Wayne County Fair

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The Confederate flag sold at the 2016 fair and the booth peacefully protesting the sale.

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An advertisement for the 1923 Wayne County Fair. We are able to see that while livestock is still the most prevalent attraction, cars are becoming popular. (It should be noted that before World War II, cars were an extravagance, so an auto show was…

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An advertisement for the one hundredth Wayne County Fair, which includes a brief history of the fair, as well as a schedule of events. The WCF was designed to be a family affair, as evidence by children having days off from school. Additionally, the…

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Children were likely not excited about the fair's events in its early days; however, when the budget expanded to include extra events and attractions, carnival rides like this carousel became integral to the young fair experience.

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Horse racing has been an important fair exhibition from an early point in the life of the fair. More than just a high-energy display, racing was a way to put the results of horse breeding and training methods on display.

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Car derbies were and are valued traditions of the fair experience. The grand stand, as it had with all County Affair events, has the been the key facilitator of such tradition.

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This is a unique example of the kinds of non-agricultural exhibits held at the fair. Such exhibits were crucial to the fiscal life of the fair- it was the link that brought agriculturalists and agricultural lay people into one place at one time to…

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A week or so before the Wayne County Fair, The Daily Record releases a special issue that gives a schedule of the events to occur at the fair and other related stories. It serves as a crucial guide to fair activities to local attendees.
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