current fair location purchased in 1902

Historical Society looks back on 150 years of Union Fair

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UNION — Union Historical Society looks back on 150 years of Union Fair at its program, Wednesday, August 7, at 7 p.m., in the Old Town House. The PowerPoint presentation by Jeff Nims features old photos, including a camel race, hot air balloon and long lines of Model Ts.

The North Knox Agricultural and Horticultural Society was established with five towns: Union, Warren, Hope, Appleton and Washington. The first fair was held on October 5-7, in Union, at the Wingate and Simmons carriage shop with livestock held in pens on the Common.

Fairs were held in all five towns during the first two decades. The Trustees purchased the current fair location from the Union Track Association in 1902 and their name was shortened to Knox Agricultural Society.

Refreshments will be served following the program.

The Old Town House is located north of Union Common on Town House Road. 

For more information, call 785-5444.

Event Date: 

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 7:00pm


Old Town House
Union  Maine
United States