Watch: Exhibition Presents Three Centuries of Fairs in North Carolina

October 13, 2017

The North Carolina State Fair is underway. While you won’t find Ferris wheels, livestock, or candied apples at UNC’s Wilson Library, you will find Meet Me on the Midway: Three Centuries of Fairs in North Carolina. The exhibition delves into the history of a uniquely American tradition as it has developed in the Tar Heel State.

Meet Me on the Midway contains 80 items, including photographs, posters, souvenir pins, prize ribbons, postcards, news articles, books, and pamphlets. Visitors can learn about the origins and development of fairs in North Carolina, beginning with the first county fairs in the 1820s.

Meet Me on the Midway will be on view in the North Carolina Collection Gallery through October 31, 2017.

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