Country fairs

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Bash starts at the earliest meetings of groups of people, the church festival, and traces the development of gatherings on through the country fairs. The camp meetings of the Methodists give rise to the well-known rollicking song, “Methodist Pie.” The custom of bringing goods that were grown on the individual farm, and taking the family to the fair, to see new things, to buy things, and to meet with friends develops in to the country fair, with its gay decorations, its amusements, and its fund of knowledge. Contests are described, such as the athletic events of running and jumping and shooting, which the young men practiced, and the Patterson dance group dances to the song, “Camptown Races,” as they show how the sulkies sped around the track behind the trotting horses. 
National Educational Television
Educational; Historical; Music
United States--History ; Festivals.
National Educational Television
IUL Moving Image Archive
Physical Description
1 Film (0:15:00); 16mm
Broadcast Date: 1958
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003265842; Other: GR00401825; MDPI Barcode: 40000003265842

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