After a financially unsuccessful year for the Ulster County Fair in 1931 due to bad weather and another polio epidemic, the fairgrounds were sold the following year to School District 29, and the annual fair was moved to Forsyth Park in Kingston. The fair remained in Kingston until it moved to New Paltz in 1967, where it remains to this day. The original site of the Ulster County Fair is now the location of Ellenville Central School District.
This exhibit includes only a sampling of the extensive group of photographs, postcards and ephemera in the collections of Ellenville Public Library & Museum, and was created by Sandy Marsh, digital archivist for the museum. Visit us to see more of the Ulster County Fair Collection.