The Summit County Fair has been a part of the County's cultural and social fabric since the early 1900's. Sandra Morrison, Summit County Historian reports that in 1909 the Fair association met in Wanship to discuss the county fair and "it was decided after due consideration to hold the fair" reported the July 16, 1909 Coalville Times Newspaper. The fair was scheduled for four days, September 29 through October 2.
The first Fair Park was created in 1872 at a site that is now underneath the Echo Reservoir.
Complete with bowery for dances and theatrical presentations, the park also housed a pavilion, a grandstand and even a boating pond. In 1947, with planning for the new dam and reservoir underway, the site of the soon to be submerged park was condemned and purchased by the US Bureau of Reclamation. In return, the money was used to purchase land to serve as a new site, the grounds were seeded and fenced and the following year rodeo chutes were built. In 1948, the City and the fair board voted to construct a new fair building - the Quonset Hut, which is still in use today.
Summit County's first fair had some unusual exhibits including native coal samples. Local druggist John Boyden showed his splendid collection of poultry and stock foods. Wednesday evening included the "Married Folks Dance" and the fair featured a musical competition and baseball game. "The Great County Fair is Grand Success" headlined the October 1, 1909 Coalville Times Newspaper and planning began for the 1910 fair.
Now 100 years later the fair is still and active part of Summit County utilizing the same grounds and some of the same facilities developed after the original park was replaced with the land south of Main Street.
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