Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 16: Celebrations, Special and Annual Events
By Topic: Celebrations
1920 COMMUNITY FAIR DAY
TAGS: 1920 Community Fair Day ; Farmer’s Meetings ; farmers ; Community Fair Days ; fairs ; Fair Day ; Harlan County, KY ; University of Kentucky ; Mary E. Sweeny ; College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky ; Home Demonstration ; Gertrude McCheyne ; C,W. Mathews ; Agricultural Experiment Station ; foodways ; iron kettles ; awards ; prizes ; garden products ; poultry ; livestock ; cooking ; canned goods ; vegetables ; jams ; jellies ; home products ; flowers ; games ; Delia Creech ; Henry Creech ; calves ; hogs ; mules ; horses ; colts ; vegetable dying ;
The Community Fair Day is one of many annual events that has a long history at Pine Mountain Settlement School. It started in 1917 as an extension of the Harlan County Fair and the School’s “Farmer’s Day.”
While the fundamental program of the Fair has remained remarkably consistent, the scale and scope of the Fair have varied from year to year as interest in fairs has waxed and waned in the School, the community, and the nation.
GALLERY: 1920 Community Fair Day
CONTENTS: 1920 Community Fair Day
A Community Fair will be held on the grounds of the Pine Mountain Settlement School on Saturday, September 27th. Miss Mary E. Sweeny of the College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky; Miss Gertrude McCheyne, the new state leader in Home Demonstration work connected with the University; and C.W. Mathews of the Agricultural Experiment Station, will be the guests of the School on that day and will speak in the morning. Eighty classes of exhibits are listed, and there should be a fine display of live stock, farm and garden produce, canning, cooking and handwork.
Flyer. “Bring your Dinners and Let Us Have a Good Day.” SPEAKING in the MORNING – GAMES AND RACES IN AFTERNOON.” List of entries and prizes. Includes Live Stock ; Farm and Garden ; Canning ; Cooking ; Handwork ; Best Collection of Flowers ; Best Story ; Best Writing ;
[Continuation of above flyer.]
COMMUNITY FAIR DAY – History