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Winner in the Sheep and Lamb Show, McCracken County Fair
Winner in the Sheep and Lamb Show. Photo courtesy McCracken County fair

McCracken County Fair

Held at Carson Park Fairgrounds in Paducah each June since 1894, this event features harness racing, car racing, horse shows, a midway, and a multitude of agriculture, livestock, and crafts exhibits. In recent years the emphasis has returned to farm products and the county's agrarian heritage. The fair is documented in text, photographs, and news clippings.

Originally submitted by: Ed Whitfield, Representative (1st District).

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