Fairfax Fall Festivivities, 1903

We admit to a bias favoring the Skidmore Punkin Show, but we must admit that the 1903 Fairfax Fall Festivities, a Free Feast of Fun, surely must have been a fantastic time.  Festival goers could look forward to twenty free acts every day, speeches by local dignitaries, band concerts, The Flying Linsons, the Lorenzo Brothers, acrobats, jugglers, contortionists, high class tent shows, balloon ascensions, and Entertainment of Every Kind.  From the Skidmore News, September 11, 1903 (click to enlarge the image):

Advertisement for the Fairfax Fall Festivities. Text follows.
Advertisement for the Fairfax Fall Festivities, a Free Feast of Fun, as published in the Skidmore News, September 11, 1903.

Ad reads, “Free Feast of Fun. Fairfax Fall Festivities, Sept. 23, 24, 25. At Fairfax, Mo. Mayor Reed, of Kansas City. Judge Gantt, of Jefferson City. Miss Bowers, of Burlington, Ia. Senator Kennish, Mound City. Attorney Howell, Kansas City. Stock and Poultry Show. Horticultural and Fine Arts Exhibits. Cameron Military Bans. Fairfax Band. Kempton Komedy Ko. Opera House Every Night. Entertainment of Every Kind. Twenty Free Acts Every Day. Balloon Ascensions. Slide for Life. The Flying Linsons. Lorenzo Bros. Whirling Ladder. Spanish Rings. Ferris Wheel. Flying Trapeze Performers. Acrobats. Jugglers. Contortionists. Wire Walkers. Magicians. High Class Tent Shows. Contests of All Kinds. Excursion Rates. Everybody Welcome. Admission free. Premium lists mailed free on request. “Hit the Pike.””

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *