Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Benton County Records Inventory

County Fair Records


Series documents the preparation and organization of the county fair by the county fair board (including any predecessor group) and other county officials. Records include fair board minutes, reports, and annual premium lists and publications. Minutes and reports include information pertaining to county fair employment, budgets, sponsorship, capital improvements to fairgrounds, and event scheduling throughout the year. Annual premium lists and/or publications may include county fair history, names of fair officers, general fair rules and regulations, event schedules, exhibit lists, and photographs.

Records at the Benton County Fairgrounds, Fair Office:
Benton County Fair Exhibitor Books, 1988-present (.50 cu.ft.);
[Fair Board Minutes-includes reports and related records-title varies], 2001-present (1.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Fairgrounds, Gerber Building Storage Loft, Pallets:
Exhibit Books [Benton County Fair Program and Premium List-title varies], 1958-1965, 1967-2010 (1 cu.ft.);
Fair Board [Records-includes minutes-boxed binders], 1986-1998 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Records Center:
Fair [Board Reports and Minutes], 1976-1986 (.25 cu.ft.);
Fair Slides from Past Fairs [County-includes photographic slides and prints], 1986-1988 (.75 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
[Benton County Fair Guide-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], 1981 (1 volume);
Benton County Fair Premium List, 1937 (1 volume);
[Minutes of Board Meetings-County Fair-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], 1912, 1915-1916 (1 volume).


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