Crowds still line Washington Avenue and the fair route, kicking off 164th Alexandria Fair and Horse show
The City of Alexandria, the environment that we live in, throws back to our roots on an annual basis, with the Labor Day weekend renewal of the Alexandria Fair.
Our city’s motto is “Where the city meet the country”, and nowhere does the division of the new blood city dwellers and the agricultural, rural segment of our community come to the forefront than during “fair season.”..
It is doubtful that the Arcadia community enters there fruits and vegetables, nor shows their cattle, nor flock to the Horse Show, but for many of us who have attended the fair for a large number of its 164 years, take in the horse show, have dinner in the Dining Hall, and eat a funnel cake, the fair is a rite of fall and the end of another summer.
The Alexandria Fair kicked off on Wednesday with the annual Alexandria Fair Parade – a collection of emergency vehicles, politicians, businesses, dance troupes, our high school, tractors, and a smattering of horses, and horse-drawn wagons.