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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2024

179 Days 10 Hours 50 Mins

History: Historical Photo Gallery

1903 The (Main) Agriculture Building

1906 Crowd at the Grandstand and Infield

1907 View of the Hippodrome from the Grandstand

1909 Construction of the current Grandstand

1912 Streetcar Loop south of the Grandstand

1913 Cattle judging in the Hippodrome

1922 Lillian Boyer ascending a rope in a car-to-plane stunt

1927 Aircraft Show on Machinery Hill

1936 The Royal American Shows carnival midway

1939 Oliver Implement Co. on Machinery Hill

1941 Milk Bar & Dairy Lunch in the Dairy Building

1944 Governor Thye’s Interracial Commission in Plaza Park

1945 Cattle Barn interior when used as a World War II airplane propeller plant

1947 Auto racing on the dirt track

1951 Woman’s Building exhibits (now Creative Activities)

1952 FFA and their prize-winning livestock

1954 Cafeteria in the 4-H Building

1956 ca. A crowd at Ye Old Mill

1962 Streetcar Arch entrance on Judson Avenue

1964 Judging Arena on Judson Avenue

1970 Glassblowing demonstration in the Mexican Village

1975 Concessions and exhibits in the Grandstand

1976 A crowd at the Giant Slide

1981 Fairchild statue and Bandshell

1985 State Fair mascots Fairchild and Fairborne