Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 16: Celebrations, Special and Annual Events
By Topic: Celebrations
1937 COMMUNITY FAIR DAY
TAGS: 1937 Community Fair Day ; Community Fair ; community events ; fairs ; Pine Mountain Settlement School Community ; farming ; farms ; weavings ; weaving ; embroidery ; sewing ; canned goods ; garden products ; poultry ; flowers ; canning ; pickles ; Medical Clinic ; health check-ups ; medicine ; barbecue ; mutton ; beef ; pork ; ballads ; singing ; movies ; ball games ; calling contests ; chicken calling ; hog calling ; sheep calling ; cow calling ; prizes ; music ; educational exhibits ; home products ; cooking ; cakes ; honey ; breads ; corn shuck crafts ; crochet ; furniture ; brooms ; soaps ; rugs ; coverlets ; quilts ; jellies ; jams ;
The 1937 Community Fair Day program provides a look at the collaboration between Pine Mountain and its surrounding community. The program is chock full of advertising and the requisite political candidate endorsements. This program is a good access to the 1937 selected year.
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.” It continues today as an annual event at the School.
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: 1937 Community Fair Day Program
COMMUNITY FAIR DAY – History