Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Polk 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 Polk County Fairgrounds, Fair Office:
[Polk County Fair Board Minutes], 1953-present (19 volumes).
Records at the Polk County Fairgrounds, Fair Office Attic:
[Polk County Premium Lists and Exhibitor Books], 1915-present (92 volumes).
Records at the Polk County Historical Society Museum, Archives:
[Polk County Fair Exhibitor Handbook], 1986-1996 (11 volumes); 1998 (1 volume); 2001 (1 volume); 2005 (1 volume);
[Polk County Fair-Premium Book-with gaps], 1920-1952 (.15 cu.ft.); 1978 (1 volume); 1985 (1 volume).