The Decatur-Macon County Fair Began.
The old County Fair had been held in what is now Fairview Park. Four State Fairs were also held there during that period.
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.
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.
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.