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Champaign County Fair
Champaign County Fair
Resource Typeimage
TitleChampaign County Fair
Coverage / Year1978
DescriptionMidway, Champaign County Fair, 1978.
InterpretationIn the 1850's, the people of Champaign County brought their best farm producs to show and compare with those of their neighbors. Families used to bring large picnic baskets. The Fair was originally held in Urbana on the big grove east of today's Court House. Families travelled from 20-30 miles away to attend. Games and contests were held for the children. The first fair that was organized by a committee was held in 1852.
Lesson Plans / ThemesUrban Treasure Hunt; Celebrations and Festivals
Learning Standards16 History; 18 Social Systems
SourceChampaign County Historical Archives, The Urbana Free Library (Special Events -- Fairs);
Subject / KeywordsBuildings; Champaign, Illinois; Celebrations; Festivals; Fairs;
Collection PublisherUIUC Digital Imaging & Media Technology Initiative;
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifierufh7005
CONTENTdm file name12550171572002_countyfair.jpg
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