Record crowds attend Baldwin County Fair


ROBERTSDALE, Alabama – Record crowds attended this the 69th Annual Baldwin County Fair held Sept. 17-21 at the Baldwin County Fairgrounds in Robertsdale.

“From Farm to Fair” was the theme for this year’s celebration and fair goers were treated to good weather for the festivities, which included rides on the midway, provided by Arnold Amusements, a wide variety of food, exhibits inside the Baldwin County Coliseum, animal exhibits and the annual Bo Campbell Rodeo outside in the arena.

There were also attractions, like a duck pond, baby chick exhibit, petting zoo, the Teeny Weeny Circus and South Alabama Antique Tractor & Engine Club exhibits; and the annual FCCLA Sweet Potato Contest was held Wednesday.

Established in 1948, the Baldwin County Fair is the longest running county fair in the state. The fair draws thousands of residents from throughout Baldwin County and the surrounding area each year.

Each year, the fair features more than 1,000 competitive exhibits, including antiques, art, crafts and hobbies, environmental art, scrapbooking, sewing, food preparation and preservation, horticulture and agronomy, photography and livestock exhibits, along with environmental exhibits, featuring schools and civic organizations.

Youth livestock shows were Saturday in the arena, featuring poultry, goats and livestock and a pee wee goat show for children under 6.

Next year, the Fair will celebrate its 70th anniversary. For more information call the fair office at 251-947-3247, call 251-747-2082 or visit the fair website,