It’s Time For The Fair: It’s A Parade!

School Parade

The excitement of watching (or being in!) a parade is most certainly a part of the DeKalb County Fair. Although it’s not definite when these parades became a tradition, they’ve at least been around since the late 1800s, and have long encouraged locals to get creative with tissue paper and float designs. The 1915 Fair featured a Patriotic Parade, which included floats such as “Awake America,” “No Room in America for Slackers,” and “Down with the Kaiser, Up with the Stars and Stripes.” Today, the fair holds a parade almost every day or night of Fair Week, including the Pet Parade, the Miss DeKalb County Queen Parade, and the Grand Finale Parade.


-By Genealogy Intern Chelsea


About Katy

Some of the books I've recently come to love include Signal To Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, The Just City by Jo Walton, Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead, and Bug In A Vacuum by Melanie Watt. I'm a firm believer in the power of the Oxford comma.
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