04 Jan Fayette County Fair
October 1, 1937
Fayette County Fair
On this date the Fayette County Fair kicked off as the “Greatest Fair” ever with fine exhibits and fun “Galore”. The basketball building was filled with “Farm products, quilts, bedspreads, table-cloths, center-pieces, aprons, rugs, dresses, canned fruits and jellies: all produced and crafted by Fayette County women. Of special interest was a display containing “many relics of pioneer days”. Among them a Seth Thomas clock over 100 years old, with wooden works said to have come over on the Mayflower (placed in the fair by Mrs. John Weldon); a deer hunting gourd between 150 and 200 years old (the property of W. D. Reeves); a facsimile of a 50-dollar gold piece minted in California in 1849 (contributed by W. T. Howell); a picture album 60 years old (entered by Mrs. A. B. Jones), a quit pieced in 1871 (belonging to Mrs. A. L. Flowers); a quilt pieced in 1883 (displayed by Mrs. J. E. Huddleston); and a very old biography od Lewis Wetzel (entered by F. M. Farr). Other exhibits included poultry animals (chickens, ducks, turkeys, and pigeons) and livestock (cattle, hogs, and mares) all vying for prize ribbons.
By John Lynch
Source Fayetteville Enterprise October 1, 1937