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The Nineteenth-Century North Carolina State Fair as a Social Institution

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In 1853, the first North Carolina State Fair was held in Raleigh so the North Carolina Agricultural Society could provide information to state farmers. The event quickly became an established social institution for state residents and farmers. During the event, military displays, public addresses, parades, political rallies, sporting events, annual meetings, specialty group functions, and social events all took place at the fair and attracted large crowds.
North Carolina Historical Review (NoCar F251 .N892), Vol. 59 Issue 3, July 1982, p213-229 , il, por, f