Picturing The Past: County Fair Was A Special Time In Our Area


Last updated 9/2/2019 at 12:05pm

Mary Jane Howard of the Cedar Mountain community won the grand prize for her French style green beans at the 1977 Transylvania County Fair. She also won several red and blue ribbons. (Courtesy photo)

It's fair time! All across the country fairs are held each autumn. Whether it is a small county fair or large state fair, these events bring people together to celebrate agricultural achievements and the successful harvest. They are an important part of farm culture.

Deeply rooted in agriculture, fairs are intended to educate and entertain. There are exhibit buildings and livestock barns to wander through. Show rings, rodeos, tractor pulls, concerts and a variety of events provide amusement. There is the midway, with the ferris wheel and a multitude of whirling, spinning rides; games of cha...

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