According to a chronology supplied by Lloyd Grau, here is more fair history.
1937: Chelsea’s first Community Fair held Saturday, Nov. 13, 1937 in the high school gymnasium sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Chelsea and the Future Farmer Club of the high school.
1938: Articles of Incorporation and by-laws for a society to be known as Chelsea Community Fair, prepared by attorney James C. Hendley, approved by the club.
1939: An amendment made to the by-laws to provide places on the “directorate for two ladies.”
1940: Death of E. J. Claire, president of the Chelsea Community Fair Association.
1941: Chelsea Community Fair held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4 at Chelsea High School.
1942: War bonds sold at auction with Billy Rogall, former Detroit Tiger shortstop and presently a member of the Detroit City Council, acting as auctioneer.
1943: “Due to so many having work connected with the World War II effort,” it was voted unanimously by members of the Chelsea Fair Association not to have a fair this year.
1944-47: No fairs during the war.
1948: Location for fair changed from school grounds to the Chelsea Implement Company on M-92.
1949: Fair held at Bowser Plants located on Old US-12.