Looking Back: St. Paris Fall Festival


This is a photo of South Springfield Street, St. Paris, looking north toward Main Street. Note the Fall Festival (now known as Pony Wagon Days) banner at the intersection of Main and Springfield streets, which indicates the festival that year was Oct. 18-20. The year is likely in the 1920s or 1930s. The Pony Wagon Town Historical Museum on South Springfield Street in St. Paris will be open during the Pony Wagon Days this year. The event started Thursday and continues through Saturday. (Champaign County Historical Society #0634) The Champaign County Historical Society is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that preserves, protects, archives and displays the artifacts that tell Champaign County’s history. The society operates on donations and dues and has a free public museum of history on East Lawn Avenue in Urbana.


Photo is courtesy of the Champaign County Historical Society

This is a photo of South Springfield Street, St. Paris, looking north toward Main Street. Note the Fall Festival (now known as Pony Wagon Days) banner at the intersection of Main and Springfield streets, which indicates the festival that year was Oct. 18-20. The year is likely in the 1920s or 1930s. The Pony Wagon Town Historical Museum on South Springfield Street in St. Paris will be open during the Pony Wagon Days this year. The event started Thursday and continues through Saturday. (Champaign County Historical Society #0634) The Champaign County Historical Society is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that preserves, protects, archives and displays the artifacts that tell Champaign County’s history. The society operates on donations and dues and has a free public museum of history on East Lawn Avenue in Urbana.

This is a photo of South Springfield Street, St. Paris, looking north toward Main Street. Note the Fall Festival (now known as Pony Wagon Days) banner at the intersection of Main and Springfield streets, which indicates the festival that year was Oct. 18-20. The year is likely in the 1920s or 1930s. The Pony Wagon Town Historical Museum on South Springfield Street in St. Paris will be open during the Pony Wagon Days this year. The event started Thursday and continues through Saturday. (Champaign County Historical Society #0634) The Champaign County Historical Society is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that preserves, protects, archives and displays the artifacts that tell Champaign County’s history. The society operates on donations and dues and has a free public museum of history on East Lawn Avenue in Urbana.
http://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/09/web1_St.-Paris-Fall-Festival.jpgThis is a photo of South Springfield Street, St. Paris, looking north toward Main Street. Note the Fall Festival (now known as Pony Wagon Days) banner at the intersection of Main and Springfield streets, which indicates the festival that year was Oct. 18-20. The year is likely in the 1920s or 1930s. The Pony Wagon Town Historical Museum on South Springfield Street in St. Paris will be open during the Pony Wagon Days this year. The event started Thursday and continues through Saturday. (Champaign County Historical Society #0634) The Champaign County Historical Society is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that preserves, protects, archives and displays the artifacts that tell Champaign County’s history. The society operates on donations and dues and has a free public museum of history on East Lawn Avenue in Urbana. Photo is courtesy of the Champaign County Historical Society