The following directors have been elected by Gibson County Horticultural & Agricultural Society Stockholders. Directors manage the Gibson County Fairgrounds organize the annual County Fair.
The Gibson County Fair Board directors are unpaid voleenteers that take great pride in providing the community with safe, quality fasilities in which to host the annual County Fair and special events such as wedding receptions, company picnics, flea markets, youth events and more.
Executive Board Members
Charles L. Woodruff
Lifetime Members - Non Voting
Associates Fair Board Members
On behalf of the Fair Board, we would like to pay honor to the early Pioneers, the men and women responsible for organizing this great fair in 1851. They held the first fair November 11, 1852, on the courthouse lawn. We would like to remember all the board members and volun-teers that followed to make the fairgrounds what it is today. Their hard work is truly a testimonial to some of the finest people in one of the best counties in the great friendly Hoosier State of Indiana. The unselfish men and women who conceived this Fair were typical Pioneers, the same Pioneers that made our United States the greatest country in the world in which to live. Each succeeding generation has continued to uphold the ideals and traditions of those great men and women. As you join us for this year’s fair, we ask that you remember all members of the past 165 fair boards and all the volunteers that have gotten us from the first fair in 1852 to the 165th fair of 2021.
Remembering Our Fair Family: The Gibson County Fair Board and our extended fair family have been deeply saddened by the loss of several members of our fair family over the past eighteen months. The 165th Gibson County Fair is dedi-cated to the memory of previous fair board president William “Bill” Hunt, life time board member Nick Michas, past board member Randy Schmits and owner of Brady’s Amusements Elizabeth Brady. We miss our fair family that have passed but can take comfort in knowing they are looking over us as we prepare for the 165th fair. William Hunt Nick Michas Elizabeth Brady
The Gibson County Fairgrounds are managed by a volunteer board of directors. The Gibson County Fair Association takes great pride in providing the community with a safe, quality environment in which to host special events like company picnics, receptions, fundraisers, youth events and more.
Thank you and enjoy this year’s Gibson County Fair.
Charles L Woodruff President Gibson County Fair Board
It is with heavy heart that the Gibson County Fair board and Volunteers are planning the 2020 annual fair. On January 2, 2020 we lost our friend and dedicated fair board member Bill Hunt.
As we move forward one step at a time planning the fair we know Bill will be looking down on us guiding us every step of the way.
Nick was well known throughout Princeton and Gibson County. Nick spent much of this time volunteering and improving the quality of life for us in Gibson County. Nick was a Lifetime Member of Gibson County Fair Board serving for over 32 years. Nick was a Member of the Hall of Fame of Indiana Assoc. of Fairs, Festivals & Events, Founder of the Golden Heritage Days Festival in 1980, Founder of Princeton's Fourth of July Fireworks in 1983, and has received Gibson County Volunteer of the year, Princeton Man of the Year and the Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash Award.
Nick Michas was 84, when he passed away on Friday, June 12, 2020.
Elizabeth Brady was a loving and devoted wife, sister, daughter and with her husband Marty was owner operator of Brady’s Amusements. Elizabeth was a loved member of the Gibson County Fair Family. Elizabeth was well liked by all the fair board members and was considered part of our fair family. Elizabeth was a great person to be around and will be missed by all of her friends in all the towns that Brady’s Amusements visited, she will be greatly missed in the carnival world. During the off season Elizabeth and Marty enjoyed traveling and gambling. Elisabeth loved playing the Slot machines they were her favorite. You will not find two people more in love then Marty and Elisabeth was.
Elizabeth Macaroni Brady, age 51 of Valdosta, passed peacefully on Thursday, July 30, 2020 following a courageous battle with heart disease. Elizabeth also fought a courageous battle with cancer and beat it!