A Historical Celebration of the Fall Harvest

The Buncombe County District Agricultural Fair was established in 1913 by E.W. Pearson to celebrate the fall harvest. The first fair was held in Pearson Park in West Asheville. The fair grew in size and numbers, drawing as many as 10,000 people of all races to become a regional event until its end in 1947.

A Revived Tradition For a Bright Future

The Agriculture Fair was revived in 2012 by the Burton Street Community Association to celebrate the upstanding citizens of the past who maintained the vibrant spirit of the Burton Street neighborhood. The Burton Street Agricultural Fair is held annually at the Burton Street Community Center Park.