Fairs in the 1940s
Time to ride the Farris wheel!!!!!!!!
What were some races and rides?
wheels, carousels, wheel barrel race, pie eating contests, greased pig races (Americas library 3).
Greased pig races are we're they put grease on the pig and you have to catch it.
Why would people travel to the other Side of the country just to go to a fair?
What was one main attraction to fairs in the 1940s?
Where and when was the first fair?
The first fair was in 1841 at Syracuse N.Y ( fair and exposition)
Were people's hobbies to win a ribbon at fairs?
Where any fairs canceled?
Source 2 fun fact the palmyra fair was know for the best county fair in New York State.
Source 3 fun fact Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and California get over a million visitors every year at fairs.
Sourse 4 the oldest fair is located in tops felid in Massachusetts.
Source 5 the McLeod county fair 4H exhibits focused on meat less meals and sugar less cakes due to the world war 2 rations.
Source 5 McLeod county fair were selling victory stamps and war bonds.
Source 2 ("History of the Fair." Wayne County Fair. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2016)
Source 3 ("Fair and Exposition." Britannica. N.p.: n.p., n.d.)
Source 4 (Nordell, John. "Granddaddys of County Fairs." Research in Context 2005)
Source 5 (The 1940s McLeod County Fair. N.d.)