IMG_20160726_135413052_HDRWNZR’S Kelsey Bryte with Case Armstrong at the Fair!

Today Knox County Fair week brought a Who Knew Wednesday trivia question:

In what month and in what year was the first Knox County Fair?

The answer was October, 1849 – 167 years ago, making 2016 the 168th annual Knox County Fair.

Here’s a little more information from the Knox County Historical Society’s website:
In the winter of 1846-47, a group of farmers formed the Morris (Township) Agricultural Club, and in November of 1847 they held a one-day fair on the farm of William Bonar, displaying grains, fruit and livestock. From this simple beginning came the organization now known as The Knox County Agricultural Society, which held its first county-wide fair on October 23 and 24, 1849. From its earliest days, the Society was dedicated to “encouraging the improvements of farm products, including farm stock of all kinds, and the products of domestic industry and skill – in short, all that pertains to rural comfort, convenience, and elegance, as well as the products of the skilled artisan and mechanic.” 

Congratulations to Mia from Mount Vernon who won the $5 gift certificate to Troyer’s of Apple Valley.

Our Word of the Day is doff (DAHF), which is a verb meaning to take off a garment of clothing, or to remove your hat as a salute or tribute to someone.

Thanks for listening!