200th Anniversary of the American Agricultural Fair in the Berkshires
200th Anniversary of the Modern American Fair
& Founding of the Berkshire Agricultural Society
The first ever agricultural fair in the US took place in Pittsfield’s Park Square! On Friday, Nov. 4th, there will be a bicentennial celebration of the fair, complete with demonstrations, historical reenactments, animals, and exhibits- all to teach visitors about the history behind the modern American fair. Fairs play an important role in our culture (especially rural culture)- they are celebrations of all things local and provide spaces in which to showcase farming, gardening, crafting, etc. The bicentennial fair, which is also part of Pittsfield 250th birthday celebrations, will begin at 4pm and is sponsored by the Massachusetts Agricultural Fairs Association. For more information, call 413-205-5019.