48 Flashback: Labor Day Fair - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

48 Flashback: Labor Day Fair

The Northeast Alabama State Fair dates as far back as the 1920's when it was known as the Madison County Fair.

At the time, it was located downtown east of Memorial Parkway where University Drive currently extends to Pratt Avenue.

In the early 1960's, the Huntsville Jaycees moved the fairgrounds to the present site of Madison Square Mall.

When the mall came to the site, the fairgrounds were once again relocated to the old Airport where it has remained since.

This year marks the 55th annual Northeast Alabama State Fair. It is being held at Joe Davis stadium this year due to construction at the old airport.

Enjoy this archive footage from the 1985 Madison County Fair. We wish all of our viewers a safe and happy Labor Day.
 

Copyright 2016 WAFF. All rights reserved.

Report an Error | Submit a Tip to WAFF 48

  • NewsMore>>

  • More storm rounds tonight, Saturday

    More storm rounds tonight, Saturday

    Friday, June 22 2018 4:48 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:48:30 GMT

    Another round of showers and thunderstorms is developing late this afternoon.  It will track east across most of North Alabama into the evening hours.

    More >>

    Another round of showers and thunderstorms is developing late this afternoon.  It will track east across most of North Alabama into the evening hours.

    More >>
  • AL store owner indicted in $22 million fraud using church school

    AL store owner indicted in $22 million fraud using church school

    Friday, June 22 2018 4:20 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:20:21 GMT
    (Source: WAFF)(Source: WAFF)

    An Athens man accused of selling $22 million in surplus government computers intended to be given to schools and nonprofit organizations has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Illinois.

    More >>

    An Athens man accused of selling $22 million in surplus government computers intended to be given to schools and nonprofit organizations has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Illinois.

    More >>
  • Army Reserve member still missing

    Army Reserve member still missing

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:23 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:23:29 GMT
    (Source: Clay County Florida Police Department)(Source: Clay County Florida Police Department)

    Army Reserves member, Cayln McLemore has been missing since Wednesday, June 20. According to a Jacksonville news station McLemore was participating in a 25-day leadership training course at Camp Blanding and was sent out Wednesday morning with dozens of classmates for a land navigation assignment. The exercise, which involves individual soldiers finding rally points in the woods before returning to a designated location, should only have taken a couple of hours, ...

    More >>

    Army Reserves member, Cayln McLemore has been missing since Wednesday, June 20. According to a Jacksonville news station McLemore was participating in a 25-day leadership training course at Camp Blanding and was sent out Wednesday morning with dozens of classmates for a land navigation assignment. The exercise, which involves individual soldiers finding rally points in the woods before returning to a designated location, should only have taken a couple of hours, ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly