Saturday, January 7, 2017

St. Tammany Parish Fair History

What started as a pet show in 1911 at the Covington City Park evolved into the St. Tammany Parish Stock, Poultry and Pet Animal Exhibition, which then became what we know today as the St. Tammany Parish Fair. 




 


Here are some interesting historical facts about the fair, from a 1973 article. 



Click on the following article to make it appear larger. It has two pages. 








Students walking along Boston St on way to parish fair in 1915.



Fair parade in the early 1960's




Sue King and the 1981 Parish Fair Poster 

 And 34 years later, Suzanne King and the 2015 Fair Poster 



...As well as the 2016 poster artist




The parish fair Miss St. Tammany Pageant is an annual favorite.