old fair pix

A photograph from the early 1900s show equestrian events in Riverside. A fair was also held in Oroville before moving to its present location in Okanogan.

RIVERSIDE — The first “fair” in Okanogan County took place in the now-small town of Riverside.

Due to the size of Riverside in the early part of the 20th century, the area appealed to local residents as the ideal place to host a gath-ering that later became the Okanogan County Fair.

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