York Fair 250: Big parade, big top circus part of big anniversary plans
Linked in/Neat stuff below: Boyhood homes of famous Yorkers/Jeff Koons in the news
These panels, part of the outdoor York Fair painting in the Murals of York series, show high-profile parades that have been part of the fair’s past. This year, an expanded parade around the York Expo Center is part of the observances of 250 years since the first fair. Or should we say fairs. The original charter in 1765 allowed for two annual events. The 250th anniversary in 2015 does not mean that York County has hosted a fair every year since before its pre-Revolutionary War founding. For example, after a murder at the fair in 1815, the event was discontinued until 1853. Back to the parade. For many years, York countians would get a free parade when circus animals would disembark from the train and make their way to the fairground. The circus at the fair, inside in recent years, will be outside this anniverary year – under a big top tent. Check out this preview of activities connected with York Fair 250. Also of interest: In search of proof that York Fair is America’s oldest fair.
Other, neat, unrelated stuff from all over … .
The idea to put plaques on the boyhood homes of famous Yorkers or to mark other significant buildings with such plaques is something a civic group in the city should consider. They do it in Glen Rock.
The notion gained some interesting debate over at Fixing York’s Facebook page.
York countian in the news: Jeff Koons in the international spotlight
Refindings: This is an unsung York, Pa., place awaiting discovery
— Refindings (@refindings) June 23, 2015
History mystery: The wrath of Agnes … .