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Madison County Fair

460 West 2nd North

About Us

It all began in the early 1800's with the first agricultural fairs that gave rural families an opportunity to see first hand the latest agricultural techniques, equipment, crops and livestock. As the Nineteenth Century passed fairs also incorporated a wide range of educational, recreational, competitive and social activities into their programs. Within a couple of generations the county and state fairs became a quintessential part of American tradition.

Before there were county and state fairs most fairs were held by private individuals and organizations, or agricultural societies. In 1807 Elkanah Watson of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, held one of the first agricultural fairs by holding sheep shearing demonstrations in conjunction with traditional market fairs. By the fall of 1811, Watson's sheep shearing had evolved into the Berkshire County Fair, a major production, featuring a procession of three or four thousand animals, a live band, displays of local industries and artisans. Watson also took careful steps to attract women by offering premiums on domestic products and by holding an annual ball.

Madison County Fair continues in this tradition. Our county fair celebrates human progress, science, education and the agrarian ideal. In August our fair includes all of the traditional events including all of the 4-H projects, Ranch Rodeo events and local industry. Through out the year we hold events that uphold this tradition and that provide quality entertainment for the families of our community.



Reviews

Dallin Smith

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Thursday, July 5, 2018
Madison county Fair and rodeo Love been here working or just watching. The people involved are always super nice. Food stands have amazing food. Bathrooms are good to. Go have fun at their events

Brandon R

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Friday, July 6, 2018
So many fun activities here and not at a terrible price! always a good time

Bennie Killingsworth

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Saturday, May 19, 2018
Nothing there right now. Bon fire last night and it was great.

Turtle Beans

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Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
It's a great place to go as a family but only when there is some kind of activity going on that day. They usually have things going on for the holidays and celebrations.

Winters Rees

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Monday, Dec. 18, 2017
Good local fairs the fair its self is pretty small with notnmuch growth. No rides.

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