CENTRAL POINT, Ore. -- Rogue Valley residents have always liked to put on a show. The first Jackson County fair was called the Agricultural Show and it was held in Jacksonville in 1859.
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Then, in 1872, the Jackson County Fair Association was organized and there has been a Jackson County Fair held ever since, making it one of the longest-running fairs in the state.
The first fairgrounds were off of South Oakdale in Medford, but in 1898, the fair moved to a location near to where the Medford Armory is now.
Eighty years later, it moved to its current location in Central Point.
For 120 years now, Jackson County has hosted a county fair. It has changed locations at least three times, but in all those years, it remains fairly faithful to what the founding fathers originally had in mind.
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