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The Floral Hall, the 1884 Building



2014-06-29 - Adair Co. Fairground, 413 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY - Photo CM staff photo.
The building above dates from 1884 and still stands.
The first fair was held in mid-August 1884 at the Association's grounds in Columbia and lasted four days. The ACAA had constructed an amphitheater, racecourse, music and judges stand, stock barns, etc. Food booths were abundant, but many families brought their lunch baskets. The amphitheater was oval and set inside the present racetrack, among the grove of trees. Inside the amphitheater was the show ring. The horse shows were the highlight of all the early fairs. - MIKE WATSON

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