Powell Liberty Historical Society

A window into the past of Powell and Liberty Township

County Fair in Powell

Did you know that from 1909 to 1937 the Delaware County Fair was held in Powell? Dr. John Campbell leased l2 acres next to his large home on Powell Road, west of the railroad tracks, to the Delaware County Agricultural Society. The Fair had a small midway, a merry-go-round, a grandstand and track for horse racing in the afternoons, and a bandstand with square dancing at night. School children from all over the county exhibited their best artwork, livestock, and 4-H projects, while women displayed needlework, baked goods and garden produce. Early events included a milking contest, ladies hitching contest and a pony turnout.

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At the Delaware County Fair in Powell
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Painting of the Delaware Co. Fair at Powell

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The Residence of Dr. John Campbell