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Collection Title:CL 186 Chemung County Fair CollectionCreator:Chemung County Historical Society
Processed By:Rachel Dworkin
Date Completed:January 2021

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Michael Taylor in 2019.


Chemung County (N.Y.); Horseheads (N.Y.); Fairs


The Chemung County Agricultural Society began hosting the annual Chemung County Fair in 1842. Fairs were held at various locations in Elmira before the purchase of the Chemung County Fairgrounds at 170 Fairview Road in Horseheads in the 1890s. The James E. Strates Shows have provided rides and other attractions at the fair since the 1940s.

Scope:The Chemung County Fair Collection contains premium lists, programs, posters, photographs, news clippings, and various ephemera associated with the Chemung County Fair.
Notes:Box 01 located in the 2nd floor stairwell, unit 01, shelf 02. Box 02 located on shelf 03.
Extent:1 linear Foot
Date Span:1944-2019
Abstract:This collection contains items related to the Chemung County Fair.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
This box contains posters for the Chemung County Fair for the following years: 1949; (6) undated circa 1980s; 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, (2) 2002, (2) 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, (2) 2014, 2015, 2016, (2) 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022. Poster020003
Booklets - Chemung County Fair Premium List: 1944, 1945, 1946. Booklets010101
Booklets - Chemung County Fair Premium List: 1947, 1948, 1949. Booklets010201
Booklet - Chemung County Fair Premium List: 1967.Booklet010301
Booklets - Chemung County Fair Premium List: 1985, 1986, 1987. Booklets010401
Booklets - Chemung County Fair Premium List: 1988, 1989, 1990. Booklet010501
Booklets - Chemung County Fair Premium List: 1991, 1992, 1993/4/5.Booklet010601
Booklets - Chemung County Fair Premium List: 1991-2001, 2002, 2003.Booklets010701
Booklets - Chemung County Fair Premium List: 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008. Booklets010801
Booklets - Chemung County Fair Premium List: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016.Booklets010901
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