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Prince Edward County Fairgrounds

Prince Edward County Fairgrounds

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

Prince Edward County Fairgrounds

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2010

Prince Edward County Fairgrounds

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2010

Prince Edward County Fairgrounds

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Prince Edward
In Picton, directly ahead of the entrance to the fairgrounds
on the north side of Main Street East across from Bay Street


Coordinates: N 44 00.835 W 77 08.284

Map

Plaque Text

Formed in 1831 to promote better methods of farming, the Prince Edward County Agricultural Society held its first fair in 1836. This annual event quickly developed into one of the leading county fairs in the province, attracting hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of spectators. The business and social significance of the fair justified substantial investment in buildings. The Crystal Palace (1890) is a rare surviving example of a style of exhibition hall popular in the late nineteenth century. It is a part of a well-preserved complex of fair buildings that includes the Grandstand, Fruit Building, and the Old Boys Memorial Entrance and Ticket Booth.

Related Ontario plaque
Williamstown Fair

Related Toronto plaque
Canadian National Exhibition

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Other Plaques in Picton
Letitia Youmans 1827-1896
The Conference Church
District Court-House and Gaol 1832
The Reverend William Macaulay 1794-1874
Founding of Hallowell
John A. Macdonald in Hallowell

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Prince Edward County Plaques




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