As we prepare to celebrate the fair’s 125th anniversary we give you some more history as part of the “Throwback Thursday” edition….
Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette Sept. 2, 1913
THE GREAT Wapsie Valley Fair
At Central City, Iowa
Sept. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
A BIG AGRICULTURAL EXHIBITION AND AMUSEMENTS GALORE
Big Free Old Soldier’s Day
On Tuesday, September 2
When all old soldiers, their wives and all members of the Women’s Relief Corp. will be admitted free to the fair ground, and amphitheater. Hot coffee will be served to visiting comrade by the and W. R. C. by the G.A.R and W.R.C.
A special featured music program by Round’s Ladies’ Band.
Music by the Harmony Male Quartette,
Welcome on behalf of the Wapsi Valley Fair Association by I. P. Bowdish
Campfire talk conducted by Capt. Kepler.
The Tennessee Warbler, and the celebrated Negro Quartette
Flag Drill by School Children. Baseball and vaudeville program.
Old soldiers and W. R. C. will register at the gate and secure badge admitting to ground, and school children can secure ticket from their teacher, County superintendent or Secretary Lockwood.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3RD
The whole family and your team or auto admitted for $1.00
The High School and Athletic Event makes Wednesday a Big Day.
A BIG DAY. HORSE SHOW AND SPECIAL PROGRAM ON FRIDAY WILL OCCUR THE LIVE STOCK SALE. PARADE OF THE PRIZE WINNERS, SPECIAL FEATURES. BASEBALL
Big New Dining Hall Ground Lighted by Electricity.
The Yamato Troupe of Japanese, the Prettiest of all Japanese Act
Round’s Celebrated Ladies’ Band and All Star Specialty Co.
The Tennessee Warbler, and Special Night Attraction LaBelle Clark and Her High School Horse
NIGHT SHOWS— TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.
Great Line of Free Attractions, Vaudeville Program.
Admission to night show 25 cents, after four o’clock. -Children under twelve 15 cents. Automobiles and team, free to night show. Amphitheater to night show 10 cents. No charge to night show to those who remain upon the grounds.
ADMISSION 35 Cents. CHILDREN under twelve 15 cents Auto or Team 25 cents
E. E. HENDERSON, President, H. F. LOCKWOOD, Secretary.