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 The Boone County and Utopia Fair began that same year and was held in the Florence location for two years, until the poor condition of the grounds ​ prompted a move to the Harvest Home location, which was rented from 1935-38 and again in 1940.  The fair was then held at the old Burlington School grounds in the off years of 1939 and 1941, due to rental price disputes with owners of the Harvest Home location. A group of private investors bought the current parcel of land on Idlewild Road in Burlington in 1942.((Stephanie Salmons“[[http://​search.proquest.com/​docview/​1354126586?​accountid=9655| A Boone County “Fair”y Tale]], “ //​Cincinnati Enquirer//, May 23, 2013)) The Boone County and Utopia Fair began that same year and was held in the Florence location for two years, until the poor condition of the grounds ​ prompted a move to the Harvest Home location, which was rented from 1935-38 and again in 1940.  The fair was then held at the old Burlington School grounds in the off years of 1939 and 1941, due to rental price disputes with owners of the Harvest Home location. A group of private investors bought the current parcel of land on Idlewild Road in Burlington in 1942.((Stephanie Salmons“[[http://​search.proquest.com/​docview/​1354126586?​accountid=9655| A Boone County “Fair”y Tale]], “ //​Cincinnati Enquirer//, May 23, 2013))
  
-The Harvest Home picnic and festival was a separate popular event in Boone County. It was a one day event held off Limaburg Rd in Burlington. ​ Harvest Home was held from 1885 to the 1930s. ​{{  http://bcplfusion.bcpl.org/Repository/boone_county_fair.jpg?​300|Boone County Fair, 1958}}+The Harvest Home picnic and festival was a separate popular event in Boone County. It was a one day event held off Limaburg Rd in Burlington. ​ Harvest Home was held from 1885 to the 1930s. ​<​html><​img alt="​Boone County Fair, 1958" src="​https://bcp.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/​search/​asset/​33549/​0"​ width="​300" align="​right"​ title="​Boone County Fair, 1958"></​html>​
    
 The Boone County 4H and Utopia Fair has remained in its current location annually since the 1942 purchase of the grounds. ​ Some of the events offered currently include: ​ demolition derby, beauty contests, midway rides, horse shows, livestock competitions, ​ art and culinary contests, exhibit booths, ​ live music, and a variety of food choices. ​ Other events, including 4H camps, exhibitions,​ tractor pulls, horse shows, community gatherings and antique markets are held on the grounds throughout the year. The Boone County 4H and Utopia Fair has remained in its current location annually since the 1942 purchase of the grounds. ​ Some of the events offered currently include: ​ demolition derby, beauty contests, midway rides, horse shows, livestock competitions, ​ art and culinary contests, exhibit booths, ​ live music, and a variety of food choices. ​ Other events, including 4H camps, exhibitions,​ tractor pulls, horse shows, community gatherings and antique markets are held on the grounds throughout the year.
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