Washington County “holds a rich and ever-changing agricultural heritage. The 1962 County Fair was held at Machias, Maine. I assume that it may have been located at Sylvan Park, The downloadable PDF is a scanned copy of the premium book for the 1962 fair. Following is a list of the people who served as volunteers to organize the fair and help on agricultural fair committees.

“The primary purpose of the fair is to promote the Agricultural, Industrial, Commercial, Educational,
and Natural Resources of our County.” 

Herald J. Beckett, Chairman — John C. McFaul and Harvey E. Meader, Board of County Commissioners.

Agricultural Fair Committees:

Livestock Committee — Alton Bell, Dennysville —  Morris Reynolds, Lubec — Benjamin Humphries, Perry — Chester Nichols, Harrington —  Harvey Meader, Machias — Clayton H. Gay, Jr., Cherryfield — Frank Higgins, Machias

Poultry Committee — Burpee Ganon, Pembroke — Sherman Denbow, Lubec — Richard Varney, Jonesboro

Vegetable Committee — Edward Ingersoll, Robbinston — Philip Sherrard, Ayers — Chester Curtis, Harrington

General — Alger Pike, Lubec — Benjamin Varney, Jonesboro — Brewer Andrews, Princeton — Hammond T. Flynn, Machiasport — James Fletcher, Machias

Lloyd Rozelle, County Agent, Machias
Glendon Jordan, Assistant County Agent
Don Gehring, 4-H Agent
John Malley, Soil Conservation
Sara Wilson, Home Demonstration Agent
Horse Pulling, Donald Moffett, Machias
Robert Gammon, Maine Forest Service

Click Here to Download the 1962 Premium Book of the Washington County Agricultural Fair