1965 Alabama State Fair

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The 1965 Alabama State Fair was held October 4-9, 1965 at the Alabama State Fairgrounds.

The fair was highlighted by agricultural, home furnishings, and industrial exhibits. On the grandstand, crowds were treated to the crowning of the Maid of Cotton, and a Broadway-style chorus troupe, the Manhattan Rockets. Special appearances were made by Roger Smith, Jack Bailey, Jo Ann Castle, Lesley Gore, Nancy Ames, Pete Pedersen and Wes Harrison.

Auto races were held at the fairgrounds race track and numerous rides, games and shows made up the "Mile-Long Midway". Each evening closed with a "gigantic" fireworks show.

Alabama State Fairgrounds
Buildings Alabama State Fair cattle barn · Bill Harris Arena · Birmingham International Raceway · Exposition Building · Kiddieland
Events Alabama State Fair · Birmingham Fairgrounds Flea Market · Fair Park redevelopment · Fall Carnival · Southern Heritage Festival · Spring Fling
Exhibits Batmobile Rescue Ship · Engine No. 4018 · Historical Panorama of Alabama Agriculture · Vulcan
Organizations Alabama State Fair Authority · Birmingham Bandits · Birmingham Magicians · Birmingham Power · Magic City Court Kings