Posted on November 11, 2013 / 507
DESCRIPTION:
The Tunbridge World’s Fair is an annual event held in mid-September in Tunbridge, Vermont, USA. Began in 1867, the annual fair continues to this day with demonstrations of farming and agricultural traditions and culture, working antique displays, horse and ox pulling, horse racing, cattle and horse shows, junior exhibits, floral and 4-H exhibits, contra dancing, gymkhana, and many free shows.

Now in its 138th year, the first eight fairs were held in North Tunbridge, Vermont, while the following 130 have been held in Tunbridge.

INSCRIPTION:
Tunbridge World’s Fair
This fair, founded in 1867 and held by the Union Agricultural Society on this site since 1875, was named “The World’s Fair” by Lt. Governor Burnham Martin.

The annual celebration reflects accomplishments of farmers and families by reinforcing their shared traditions and educating others about rural life.

Several buildings date from the nineteenth century.

The fair has an important display of antiques and old agricultural equipment collected from Central Vermont.

ERECTED:
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation – 1997

Latitude = 43.8999441
Longitude = -72.48722829999997



Tribute Type : Historical Markers
Location : Tunbridge
Sources : Wikipedia, Wikipedia, Finavon, Mickmaguire, Michael Maggard, Library of Congress

Tribute Author : Admin

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