Kingston’s Fall Fair, 1955

Fall Fair, Kingston, Ontario
Queen’s University Archives, George Lilley fonds, V25.5 37-109.2 C” and titled “Fall Fair, September 1955.

On April 27th 1967, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson officially opened L’Exposition universelle de Montréal, better known as Expo ’67, Canada’s first ever world’s fair. Expo ’67 was the most successful world’s fair of the 20th century and still holds the record for most attendees to a world’s fair. In that spirit we bring you this photo from the Kingston Fall Fair from 1955. While not quite as well attended as the world’s fair, the Kingston Fall fair celebrated 186 years this September, the first fair hosted by the Kingston and District Agricultural Society having taken place in 1830, the same year the society was formed. From 1830, the Kingston Fall Fair has taken place annually, expanding and diversifying every year to become the much anticipated and highly attended event it is today.

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