Summer is a slow time for genealogy news and so I was just searching around on genealogy + news + July + 2017 (sometimes news just doesn’t fall into my lap!) and I came across a blurb about Union County (IA) and its upcoming fair and that genealogy & history submissions were being accepted.
I had no idea that county fairs included such. Of course, I live some place where we have a state fair and no local
I accessed the Fair book online (check out pages 29-32) and the divisions included are (1) Records & Legal Documents, (2) Books & Stories, (3) Charts & Maps, (4) Single Pictures, (5) Pictures in Display with Related Items, (6) Heirlooms & Artifacts, (7) Funeral & Cemetery, (8) Historical, (9) Research, and there is also a (10) Junior (Ages 16 and under) division. Additionally, two beginning genealogy workshops and a children’s coloring contest are held!
Sounds like such a fun event and what a great way to show pride in your ancestors and share such with the community.
Of course, I had to see if there are other fairs that include genealogy materials! And, yes, there are. Here is a smattering of the few I discovered:
(1) Monterey County Fair (CA)
(2) York County Fair (NE)
(3) David County Fair (IA)
(4) LaPorte County Fair (IN)
(5) Decatur County Fair (IN)
What other county or state fairs showcase genealogy and/or history-related submissions?
Have you shared your “ancestors” to county fair attendees?
Editor’s Note: I learned about the fair via Wanting genealogy exhibits at county fair (Creston News Advertiser)
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