Bye-bye County Fair

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Joy Beeson

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Oct 21, 2021, 7:33:05 PM10/21/21
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Today's "hundred years ago" story was a reprint of an article about
the Bourbon fair. In that era, fairs were held after harvest, so that
there would be produce to exhibit, and so farmers would have time to
come.

I mourned that real fairs are no more, because fairs are for farmers
and there are no longer enough farmers to support one -- and realized
that fairs helped cause their own downfall. The county fair was
where farmers went to learn about the latest and greatest new
machinery, machinery that eventually led to old farmers renting out
their land and moving to Florida.

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