Tulare County fair Parade, September 13, 1999 Photo: Ellen Gorelick
Tulare County Fair
The County of Tulare is the second richest
agricultural county in the state of California and, therefore, the
nation. It provides an opportunity for people from throughout the
state to learn more about the county's agriculture and the dairy
industries. At its inception in 1915, the Tulare County Fair was a
small "sales ring" of area farmers interested in promoting better
cattle and hog sales. Through the years, it has survived a
devastating fire, delinquent assessments, union fights, and alleged
breaches of contract to emerge, 85 years later, a vibrant regional
event, still agriculturally-based, still family-oriented, as when
it began. In addition to agricultural and livestock events and
exhibits, there are numerous forms of family entertainment,
including a parade, craft exhibits, clowns, and rides. The theme of
the 1999 Fair was "Your Window to the World," celebrating the
diversity of agriculture worldwide. The project is documented with
a report, photos, newspaper articles, and an entry catalog,
schedule of events, poster, and video from the 1999 Fair.
Originally submitted by: William M. Thomas, Representative (21st District).
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