As was the case in many small towns around the country, a village wasn’t complete until it had it’s own Opera Hall. While it may seem like a funny goal for today’s communities, pleasureable pursuits were a sign of the wealth of a town, and having the time, and clothes, to attend the finer arts like opera was indeed a sign you had arrived.
Animals, barns, home arts, auctions, grandstand attractions, sweets and treats to eat, rides to thrill, things to learn, people to meet, and always something never seen before…guaranteed! Are these events and entertainment for the Great Walton Fair of 1887 or for the Delaware County Fair of today? The answer is both: the attractions were , and are, all at the fair! READ more about the fair is this reprint of an article from Kaatskill Life Magazine from 2006.