Monday, July 25, 2016
Minot - Early Attempt with Fairs
Past Fairs in Minot - Early Efforts… as early as July, 1904, business men in Minot were trying to form the Ward County Fair and Racing Association. By that fall they had purchased land just east of the old race track on south hill. This was about 3 /4 mile from the city limits. In 1905 this association had turned the land over to the Ward County Agricultural Society whose intent was to hold annual county fairs… apparently this did not pan out. In 1909, the Ward County Fair and Racing Association defaulted on the land and concentrated more on racing than fairs. … Later in 1909, a few prominent businessmen in Minot formed the Ward County Agricultural Fair Association and held a fair on Sept.28 through the 30th. Fairs were also held in 1910 and 1911. Financial difficulties forced the sale of the land on south hill in 1915.