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History OF The Fair

The Stephenson County Association for Home and Community Education sponsored a program on The History of the Stephenson County Fair on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at the Farm Bureau.

The speaker was Susie Dvorak, Fair Historian, who has been a member of the Stephenson County Fair Board since 2012. She brought her extensive collection of fair memorabilia, with some pieces dating back to the 1800's.

The first county fair was held in Stephenson County in October,1854. This year the fair is 170 years old!

During her program, Susie shared slides and information on how the fair started in Stephenson C...


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