Manhattan: A Blue Ribbon Community
Please select the following links to view additional material concerning the Riley County Fair from the Kansas State Historical Societies online collections!
Riley County Fair 1872
A poster for the Riley County fair in Manhattan, Kansas. Highlights of the fair include: bicycle races, tug of war, foot races and an apple race.
Manhattan Fair Poster 1879
This poster announces a fair to be held at Manhattan, Kansas. Highlights of the fair include $3,000 in premiums, races, displays of livestock, and reduced railroad fair. The poster includes an illustration of livestock.
7th Annual Fair of the Riley County Agricultural Society 1895
Horse racing and produce judging are featured on this poster advertising the Riley County fair in Riley, Kansas. Featured activities include an industrial exhibition, amusements, a ladies' department, poultry exhibit, horses racing, live music, as well as fruit, floral, and vegetable displays. Fair officials are listed as Jesse White, president, and H.A. Ames, secretary.