"There is the growing belief of the Somers Town Board that the first attempt at a fair has past into history. From all sides comes scores of questions concerning the probability of making the fair an annual event and based on this year's success it is thought that another fair will be held next year. The fair enjoyed a pleasing attendance. The large crowd came in the evening and parking space was at a premium. Nearby fields had to be used. The stunt contest was a feature in the evening. This consisted of various 4-H Clubs. These were judged and cash prizes were given to the winners."
A final check of the fair shows that 160 exhibitors had approximately 750 entries. These were divided as follows:
Somers Fair to Open Saturday
Boys and Girls of 4H Clubs in Township to Display 74 Exhibits
Tomorrow is the day of the Somers Community Fair.
Boys and girls, members of the three 4-H farm clubs which are sponsoring the exposition were making final preparations for the big event today. Fully 74 club members belonging to the Pike Creek Beavers, Triangle and No. 9-A No. 1 clubs have planned to have exhibits at the fair.
This is the first time in the history of Somers that a community fair of this kind is being staged, according to E. V. Ryall, county agricultural agent, who with George B. Price, Jr. is striving for the project's success. If the show proves itself worthwhile it is planned to make it an annual affair.
The exhibits will be open to the public.
The household displays, including canning, baking, sewing, and art, will be shown in the class rooms of the Washington School, Somers Road, where the fair is to be staged. The livestock and poultry displays will be outside the building in tents. There also will be a number of truck crop, fruit and grain exhibits.
A feature of the Community Fair will be a dinner, preparations for which are now being made by the mothers of the boys and girls sponsoring the exhibits. W. McNeel, assistant state club work leader, will be the principal speaker. Mr. Ryall and M. Price also are on the program. The fair is to last only one day. Expenses are to be met through the sale of donations from farm leaders of the community.
(Kenosha Evening News September 30, 1927)
Plan Annual Somers Fair
Success of This Year's Show Inspires Hope for Yearly Exhibitions
The Somers Community Fair will become an annual event.
This is the growing belief of the Board of Directors now that the first attempt at a fair has past into history.
The fair enjoyed a pleasing attendance. The largest crowd came in the evening and parking space was at a premium. Nearby fields had to be used. The stunt contest was a feature in the evening. The Pike Creek Beaver Club won first place, second to Hillcrest School and third to Burr Oak School. Hundreds crowded into the gymnasium to hear this contest but an equal umber was forced to remain outside.
(Racine Journal Times October 7, 1927)