1950s

1950
Wednesday October 4th “100 Years of Progress”, “What a picture of agricultural development hangs on memory’s wall” – quotes from the 1950 edition of the fair book.

At this time the Moore Agricultural Society applied for Class “B” status. This allowed the Society to apply for Federal Grant money. It took the Society six years to build up an average of ,000.00 in prize money. To meet this new image the directors began an ambitious plan to construct two horse barns, two cattle barns, a sheep and swine barn, a poultry barn, and Junior Fair and Administration buildings. The buildings have proven to be very valuable as the weather during a typical fair can vary from hot and sunny to cold and snowy.

In 1950 the quonset building was erected for displaying exhibits. Now commercial vendors use the facility at fair time to display and sell their products.

1957
Achieved Class ‘B’ fair status

1958
February 19th, the female volunteers organized and became a division of the Moore Agricultural Society with their own executive. Since then they have participated in and been instrumental in many events. Amy (Poland) Dawson was responsible for designing the first logo for the Brigden Fair. Their first hospitality kitchen has expanded and now has an extensive menu to attract the tastes of many fair goers. The ladies strive to have a varied list of items for the exhibitors at the fair also.

Following judging all items are attractively displayed and education has been a part of their mandate for many years as they provided demonstrations from cooking to making teddy bears and dolls.

1959
Brigden Fair becomes a 2 day fair held on Thanksgiving Weekend. Until then, it had been a 1 day fair held on the 1st Wednesday in October.

Administration Building is built