Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Washington 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 Washington County Fairgrounds, Fair Office Building, Vendor Coordinator's Office:
Fair Board Minutes [includes related records], 1931-2009 (11 cu.ft.).

Records at the Public Services Building, First Floor Lobby Exhibit Case:
Washington County Fair Premium List, 1952 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Fair Boards [Reports], ca.1905-1946 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Records Storage:
Fair Board Reports [County], 1956-1986 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
Washington County Fair Entertainment Guide, 1988 (1 volume); 1990-1999 (10 volumes);
Washington County Fair Exhibitor Handbook, 1990-2000 (11 volumes);
Washington County Fair Premium List, 1916 ( 1 volume); 1941-1942 (2 volumes); 1946 (1 volume); 1949-1952 (4 volumes); 1954-1955 (2 volumes); 1957-1958 (2 volumes); 1960 (1 volume); 1963 (1 volume); 1965-1970 (6 volumes); 1975-1976 (2 volumes); 1981-1983 (3 volumes); 1989 (1 volume);
Washington County Fair Program, 1981 (1 volume);
Washington County Fair Program of Events, 1954 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Web Site:
Fair Board Meeting Archives [Minutes-PDF], 1931-present (Internet).


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