The Stover Fair began as a street fair in 1911. Stover's first
attempt at a community undertaking was under the
sponsorship of the Progressive Association., an
organization composed mainly of business owners. It was a
gala affair with a parade featuring elaborate floats for
which prizes were given. A concert band furnished music.
There were contests, games, a mule and horse show, a
merry-go-round and ended with a fireworks display.
The earlier fairs took place on Second Street in Stover in
September where it continued (except during WWII) until
1980 when the fair was moved to the Stover Legion Park.
Over the years there were livestock exhibits, home
economics and flower displays, school displays and more.
The crowds arrived early for the school parade and
carnival which provided amusement for both children and
adults. In 1977, the fair date was moved to July for better
weather. The Stover Fair is now held every third weekend
in June in Stover Legion Memorial Park.
The Stover Lions Club sponsored the fair from 1942-1980.
Many of the improvements in the Legion Park were
accomplished through the work of the Lions including the
ballpark lights, scoreboard and much more. The fair is now
organized by a board of directors and in 2011 celebrated
the fair's 100th Anniversary. The fair has changed over the
years but still upholds the tradition of wholesome family
|Welcome to the Stover Fair
|Fair History and Fair Board
|2017 Fair Board Members
|We are always looking for good people to join in on the
fun. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each
month, usually at the Lions Club building. If you are
interested, contact any fair board member or drop us a line
Entertainment: Marty Weber
Vendors: Andrea Pawling
Carnival: Marty Weber
5K Run: Mandi Roberts
Car Show: Larry Monroe
Parade: Mandi Roberts
Quilt Show: Shirley Rorrer
Other Questions: Alice Tietjen
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