Macon County Fair
 
June 5-10, 2018

History

Timeline:

1856
The Decatur-Macon County Fair Began.

Thru 1884
The old County Fair had been held in what is now Fairview Park. Four State Fairs were also held there during that period.

Fairlawn Park
40 acres, 1 ½ miles west of the city. Some years ago when the county fair was an annual attraction, the county through the board of supervisors purchased this tract for a fairground. Later the fairs were abandoned and the park leased this land to the city for 30 years. It took affect in 1890.

1920’s
The Fairgrounds were on a large tract northeast of the intersection of old Route 36 & Wyckles Road. The grounds included a racetrack, a grandstand and coliseum.

1945 -1954
The Fair was held in Big Creek Park.

Since 1954
The fairgrounds have been on the County Fairgrounds Northwest of Decatur. 50 acres, 18 buildings and one of the state’s best ½ mile racetracks.

City of Decatur
Annexed the fair at an unknown date.

Miscellaneous:

List of Former Fair Presidents
List of Former Pageant Queens
List of Former Pageant Directors

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