Vanderburgh County Fair celebrates 100-year milestone with dedication ceremony

Published: Jul. 18, 2021 at 12:43 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 18, 2021 at 10:46 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - With just more than one week until the start of the 100th Vanderburgh County Fair, a dedication ceremony took place Sunday in honor of the big milestone.

The dedication was held on the campus of Blue Grass Church, which is located right off Petersburg Road in Evansville. This was the site of the first county fair back in 1920.

100 years is a long time, and certainly a lot of time for change. Officials say back when it was new, the fair mostly concentrated on agriculture and some homemaking goods, before adding other projects like clothing, food, crafts and so much more.

This year ended up being the 100th edition of the fair after events were canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are very excited, but we are very also have planned, and planned, and planned for the events that are coming on,” Fair volunteer Beth Schmitt said. “We know that there will be crowds there and we expect people to be respectful of each other, and we appreciate how they will take care of themselves and others around them.”

The 2021 Vanderburgh County Fair starts on Monday, July 26.

Click here to learn more information about the fair, as well as to check out the full event schedule.

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