1893 – 1902

1898: The introduction of Class 17 “Chickens.”

1901: The Fair hosted the 1st Baby Show. The single section called for babies under 12 months to receive judging at 3:00 p.m. on the second day of Fair on the band stand. Gurney Scale Co. of Hamilton donated the first prize of a household scale valued at $3.00.

1902: Golden Jubilee Year. The Society expanded the fairgrounds 2.5 acres east.

Organizers of the Horse Division added Class 6 “Champion Class” with two sections—one for best colt of the show, under 3 years old, any breed, and one for best horse of the show, shown in harness, or under saddle. The Canadian Bank of Commerce branches in Dundas and Galt donated the prizes of silver medals.

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