12 days to go…throwback Thursday

Reliving The Linn County’s Fair, here is an article from the Marion Sentinel:

Marion Sentinel Sept. 3, 1925

Wapsie Valley Fair All of Next Week
At Central City, Sept. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

A great stock show and agricultural exhibit is in prospect for the Wapsie Valley fair next week.  Monday, Labor Day, will be featured by the stock car races, seven vaudeville acts, baseball, John Jenny’s band and the Wolf Greater shows on the midway.

Tuesday will be a free entrance day devoted to making and placing entries in all departments.

Wednesday will be the day of the live stock show and judging of live stock, poultry and art hall departments. Baseball, Coggon vs Alburnett. Horse racing.

Thursday is the big day and the day in which the big motor races will be staged. Many of the leading drivers of the west are entered in these races. Baseball, Walker vs Atkins.

Friday is the last day of the stock show and fair exhibits, featured by horse races. The live stock parade, baseball, Waubeek vs Springville.

Saturday the final roundup of the big automobile races, special vaudeville attractions and the Cedar Rapids Ladies Band

Night show attractions:

The Wapsie Valley fair is noted for its excellence of the night entertainments given at the grandstand and the entertainments secured this year are the best ever.

Monday night the Colored Entertainers of Cedar Rapids will put on one of the best shows ever given on the Wapsie Valley fair grounds, consisting of singing, dancing, musical numbers and comedians.

Tuesday night the Cherry Sisters. Their only appearance in eastern Iowa will be at the Wapsie Valley fair. Big vaudeville program in addition.
Cherry Sisters

Wednesday night; “Canzonet” Ladies Glee club, eighteen people and a male quartet. An evening’s entertainment extraordinary. Don’t miss it.

Thursday Musical Comedy, “In the Garden of the Shah,” presented by the Jordan’s Grove Community club staged complete, beautiful costumes chorus of twenty people. Directed by Louise Wagor, Josephine Barber.

Friday night, “Dixieland”

Saturday night, “The Orient”

In addition to the special shows given each night there will be seven vaudeville acts and band concerts by Jenny’s band.

Remember that the outside gates are free each night admitting to live grounds which feature Wolf’s Greater Shows and midway attractions, including three sensational rides, seven Tent shows, and there will be dancing each evening at Wapsie Gardens.

Admission to the big grand stand for night programs is 50 cents and 25 cents for children.

The fair management have provided a splendid show, entertaining and instructive, and extend an invitation to all to attend the fair both day and night.


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