Carver County Fairgrounds

Carver County Fairgrounds

An aerial photo showing the fairgrounds in Waconia, circa the 1940s or 1950s. Shows the back of the grandstand in the bottom left of the image. Cars and busses are seen in the middle of the photo.
Rights held by the CCHS.

Carver County Fair Entrance, 1912

Carver County Fair Entrance, 1912

The original entrance to the Carver County Fair in Waconia, circa 1912.
Rights held by the CCHS.

Carver County Fairgrounds, 1941

Carver County Fairgrounds, 1941

An aerial photo of the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia, circa 1941. The image shows the roadways and buildings on the grounds.
Rights held by the CCHS.

Carver County Fair, 1868–present

The Carver County Fair has a long and rich history, dating back to 1868. On July 20, the Carver County Agricultural Society formed in Chaska. Later that year, on October 10, this group held the first Carver County fair in Chaska, to display their crops and animals. An elected Board of Directors planned the fair. Despite later battles over location, the fair has been held almost every year since.

Group of students at Hamline University, Red Wing; c. 1861

Group of students at Hamline University, Red Wing; c. 1861

Group of students at Hamline University, Red Wing; Margaret Fraser Sumner in back row with braids

Hamline University, Red Wing, c.1863.

Hamline University, Red Wing, c.1863.

Hamline University, Red Wing, c.1863.
Image courtesy of the Goodhue County Historical Society

Hamline University, Red Wing

Hamline University, Red Wing

Hamline University, Red Wing, c. 1865

Creating Hamline, Minnesota's First College

In 1854 a group of Methodist ministers founded Hamline University in Red Wing. It was the first college established in Minnesota Territory.

Sean Kershaw

Sean Kershaw

Sean Kershaw is the current Citizens League executive director and has held the office since 2003

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