Walworth County Fair

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Dubbed the "Great Fair" in 1918, the Walworth County Fair is one of the largest in the United States. The fair festivities have been summer's final fling and a chance to welcome the coming autumn for generations of local residents and visitors alike. Each Labor Day weekend, thousands of enthusiasts from across the Midwest flock to the city of Elkhorn; in early years, 19 special trains even shuttled visitors from southeastern Wisconsin and every town along the length of the state line. Through a collection of 200 vintage images, author Taylor Pipes details the fair's rich history from its founding in 1851 to the present. Photographs depict celebration and fire, 4-H judging and showing animals, and the rides and food booths that form an integral backdrop for any fair.
ISBN: 9780738534459
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wisconsin
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Taylor Pipes moved to Elkhorn in the third grade and has been captivated by the annual fair ever since. He attended Elkhorn High School and holds a journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Today, he lives in San Francisco where he is a freelance writer and actor.
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