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The South Park County Fair
The first South Park County Fair was
held in 1933 and the last one took place in the late 1960's, as agriculture in
Allegheny County declined.
The fairs attracted over 500,000 visitors a year and provided an endless
parade of shows. In 1947, the Pittsburgh Press reported that there were 75,000 free seats available at the Fairgrounds.
In addition to agricultural exhibits, the fairs have hosted everything from
rodeos, polo, harness racing, circuses, fireworks, boxing, professional and
nonprofessional entertainment to water follies, mermaids, chariot races, and even a talking tea kettle!
If you have any special memories or photos of the old county fairs. we
would love to hear about them. Please email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include them on this page.
Below you will find more information on the fairs that took place throughout
the years. We will be adding additional items of interest throughout the month
of June so check back often. Enjoy!
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Do you remember Donnie Dingbat?
New Cars of the Era
Two Old Postcards of the Fairgrounds. The first
postcard is dated 1950. The
second one is "date unknown."